Slade most likely to miss Six Nations

Henry Slade has produced 48 Premiership appearances for Exeter Chiefs

Exeter Chiefs and England centre Henry Slade will be out for about four months soon after undergoing surgery on his broken leg and broken ankle.

It implies Slade is likely to miss the Six Nations, which starts in February.

The 22-year-old, capped twice by England, was hurt during Exeter’s Premiership win more than Wasps on Saturday.

“It was a quite main operation but undoubtedly not one we do not count on him to make a complete recovery from,” head coach Rob Baxter told the club internet site.