Nowell injury update

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Exeter Chiefs star Jack Nowell is forced from the field during the Gallagher Premiership Final against Saracens at Twickenham. Picture: Getty Images

By Mark Stevens

Exeter Chiefs Director of Rugby Rob Baxter has confirmed Jack Nowell has undergone successful surgery on the ankle injury he picked up during the Gallagher Premiership Final earlier this month.

The England and British Lions star was forced from the field midway through the second half after trying to tackle Saracens winger Sean Maitland as he closed in on the try-line.

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 were able to add the Premiership title alongside that of their Heineken Champions Cup crown.

Since then, the Cornishman has been away on holiday with his family, after which he has return to Exeter and underwent surgery on his ankle on Tuesday.

Although Baxter has not put a timescale on when he expects Nowell to be fully-fit again, he did offer a positive outlook saying: “Jack’s had an operation on his ankle and at this stage we see no reason why it should jeopardise him being involved with England at the Rugby World Cup nor with us heading into the new season.”

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