Henry Slade will undergo surgery on Sunday after suffering a suspected broken leg in Exeter’s Premiership victory over Wasps.
The 22-year-old England centre was carried off midway through the second half of Exeter’s 41-27 win on Saturday.
“Henry has an injury to the reduce portion of his right leg and it is envisaged he will be operated on nowadays,” stated Chiefs director of rugby Rob Baxter.
“We have set no timescale on how lengthy he will be sidelined for.”
The injury raises the prospect of Slade missing England’s Six Nations campaign starting in February, but Baxter stated a lot more would be recognized following the operation.
Baxter mentioned the player was “in a cast and the initial prognosis is that it appears probably to be a broken leg”.
Slade has won two caps for England, making his debut in the Globe Cup warm-up game against France in August prior to beginning Stuart Lancaster’s side’s final pool match against Uruguay.
His injury came on the very same day Northampton confirmed prop Alex Corbisiero is set to miss England’s Six Nations campaign due to the fact he requires knee surgery.