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England and Exeter Chiefs wing Jack Nowell injured

  • Jack Nowell faces weeks out of action after returning from England’s training camp with a torn thigh
  • The injury was announced by Rob Baxter after Exeter’s 27-27 draw with Gloucester
  • Wasps Sam Jones and Anthony Watson have already been ruled out this week through injury
England’s controversial training has claimed another victim after it emerged that Exeter Chiefs wing Jack Nowell will be out for a number of weeks with a torn quadricep.

The injury verdict was announced by Exeter director of rugby Rob Baxter after the Chiefs’ 27-27 draw with Gloucester in the Aviva Premiership

The Exeter boss said: “Jack had a run-out with us last weekend and had his first bit of rugby. England seemed to have loaded him more than we would have done.

“We were told that the injury was minor but when we scanned him, he had a 9-10 centimetre tear in his quad which will put him out for weeks.”

Nowell had been involved in the two-day camp at Brighton earlier in the week and becomes the third player to return from the session with a significant injury.



The winger will now miss Exeter’s European Champions Cup games against Clermont Auvergne and Ulster as he joins Anthony Watson (broken jaw) and Sam Jones (broken leg) on the sidelines with injuries sustained in the three-day training camp in Brighton.

Therefore concerns have emerged that the England training camp was far too physical, and relations between the international set-up and the Premiership clubs are becoming strained.

More to follow.

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