ENGLAND manager Martin Johnson suffered another blow to his preparations for the autumn internationals yesterday when centre Riki Flutey was ruled out for the entire programme.<br /><br />Flutey, who joins full-back Delon Armitage in the treatment room, will be sidelined for up to three months with a shoulder injury. <br /><br />The Brive and British and Irish Lions player initially suffered the damage in January but scans yesterday uncovered the full extent of the problem.<br /><br />“The surgeon has concluded, in conjunction with the England and Brive medical teams, that Riki will be unavailable for a period of up to three months,” read an England statement. <br /><br />“It is therefore unlikely that he will be able to prepare or take part in England’s internationals in November.”<br /><br />Armitage is also a doubt for the fixtures against Australia, Argentina and New Zealand after suffering a suspected dislocated shoulder on Sunday. <br /><br />The London Irish star will learn the severity of the injury when he sees a consultant today, having undergone a scan yesterday. <br /><br />The 25-year-old is expected to be out for between six and 12 months, meaning he is likely to miss at least England’s first match of the autumn, against Australia on 7 November.