Injury News: Rob Baxter gives worrying update on Jack Nowell

Jack Nowell’s chances of playing at the Rugby World Cup hang in the balance, according to Exeter director of rugby Rob Baxter.

The 26-yea-old England winger has not played since injuring his ankle in their Premiership final loss to Saracens in June.

“I think he’s going to be touch and go for involvement in the World Cup,” Baxter told BBC Radio Devon.

“But let’s cross our fingers and hope that he can come through.”

Nowell has not featured in any of England’s three warm-up Tests against Wales (two) or Ireland, with a final preparation game against Italy to come in Newcastle next Friday, 6 September.

Eddie Jones’ side open their World Cup campaign against Tonga in a little over three weeks on Sunday, 22 September.

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