Exeter winger Jack Nowell has suffered a torn quad to become the latest England player to pick up an injury at a recent international training camp.
Nowell, 23, sustained the blow at a controversial England get-together in Brighton earlier this week.
Flanker Sam Jones broke his leg and winger Anthony Watson broke his jaw in sessions held by boss Eddie Jones, which Premiership Rugby criticised.
Exeter director of rugby Rob Baxter said Nowell will be “out for weeks”.
Nowell – capped 18 times by England – was absent from Exeter’s 27-27 draw against Gloucester where Chiefs’ boss Baxter revealed he has “significant quad tear” which makes him a doubt for the start of the autumn internationals next month.
The Exeter player, who featured in all three of England’s wins over Australia in June, has already endured an injury-hit season having only recently returned from a spell on the sidelines with a thumb injury.
The body representing English top-flight clubs said the format was “not anticipated”.
“Premiership Rugby believes England should not be doing full training sessions straight after a Premiership weekend,” a statement read.
“We would not expect full training sessions to occur during the two remaining two-day England camps planned this season.”
Bath director of rugby Todd Blackadder said he expects Watson, 22, to be on the sidelines for some time following an operation on his jaw.
“Anthony has had surgery on his jaw and is likely to be out for quite a while,” Blackadder said, after Bath’s 30-3 win over Sale on Friday.
“It’s a serious one because he’s eating through a straw. I’m so disappointed for him.”
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