Winger Nowell joins growing England injury list

Jack Nowell

Jack Nowell made his debut in a 26-24 defeat by France in February 2014

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 at the training camp, which Premiership Rugby subsequently 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.

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.

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