LUKE Baldwin’s hopes of starring for England Sevens this summer are in jeopardy following an injury in training.

The out-of-favour Worcester Warriors scrum-half had been called up by national boss Simon Amor for the first time ahead of the two remaining HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series matches.

But Warriors director of rugby Alan Solomons confirmed Baldwin had “torn a lats muscle” at an England camp and was due to see a specialist this week.

England are preparing to play in the London Sevens at Twickenham Stadium this weekend and have been drawn in Pool C along with New Zealand, Scotland and Ireland.

Baldwin was not named in the latest squad released on Wednesday that features ex-Warriors player Richard de Carpentier. But the number nine will hope to be fit in time for the last tournament of the sevens series in Paris on June 1.

“Simon Amor wanted him to perhaps play in Paris so he went off to the England Sevens (training camp),” Solomons said.

“But he has torn a lats muscle so he is going to see the specialist.

“He was asked to go and (train with England) but we have just got to wait and see about the injury.”

Baldwin who played for Saracens in the Premiership Rugby Sevens Series in 2010 is aiming to re-igniting his career after a frustrating season with Warriors.

Having penned a new three-year contract in February last year Baldwin would have been looking to push for first-team selection at Sixways.

But Baldwin who joined Warriors from Bristol in 2015 made just two outings this term, the latest of those coming in the Premiership Cup at Saracens in November when he was replaced at half-time.

The ex-Sarries academy ace then had an unsuccessful loan spell at injury-hit Harlequins in March as he failed to make an appearance.

He returned to Warriors before playing for Worcester Cavaliers in their final Premiership Shield match at Newcastle Falcons last month. And Solomons insisted Baldwin was part of his plans. The 28-year-old is likely to start the 2019-20 campaign as fourth-choice scrum-half behind Francois Hougaard, Michael Heaney and new recruit Jono Kitto.

“He is under contract so like all contracted players he is in the squad,” Solomons added.

“He went on loan to Harlequins. Unfortunately he didn’t get any game-time as they brought in Sammy Hidalgo-Clyne who I have coached at Edinburgh.”