Exeter Chiefs director of rugby Rob Baxter has revealed that winger Jack Nowell is expected to be on the sidelines for few weeks following his latest injury setback.
The England international had already undergone surgery on his toe ligaments following Exeter's Premiership final victory over Wasps last season in October last year while another undisclosed injury that he suffered in March restricted his comeback to just three games this year.
The 28-year-old now has 'sprained his MCL' in the recently concluded Gallagher Premiership game against Worcester Warriors which the Chiefs went on to win 41-10.
"Jack will be out for at least a few weeks. He has unfortunately sprained his MCL in that awkward tackle, just the way he fell," Baxter said.
"That is a bit of a crippling blow for him having only just got back fit and looking good and sharp.
"He had really taken his time on his rehab to get back right 100 per cent, so this is a disappointment for him and for us.
"I hope this won't be the end of his season and we will see him before the end."
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