England forced to release star wing
INJURY UPDATE: England Rugby have issued an update on Exeter Chiefs wing Jack Nowell, though it is as yet unclear if he will take any part in the Rugby World Cup.
Nowell injured his ankle in the Premiership Final against Saracens, casting doubt on whether not the exciting back three players could make it back in the time for the sport’s flagship tournament in Japan.
“The wing will continue his rehabilitation in England while the squad are in Treviso until the end of the week (August 2).”
Nowell underwent initial scans on both his knee and ankle in the aftermath of the final, which ended in a 37-34 victory for the Londoners who added the Premiership title to their Champions Cup crown.
The Cornishman went on holiday with his family before returning to Exeter where he underwent surgery on his ankle in June.
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