Rob Baxter confirms 'significant hamstring tear'
Exeter Chiefs star Jack Nowell, who hasn't played since the Premiership final in October, has suffered a significant hamstring tear, says director of rugby Rob Baxter.
The 27-year-old winger is set to be sidelined for 6-8 weeks after picking up the injury in training.
Speaking in today's press conference, director of rugby Rob Baxter said: "Jack's got a relatively significant hamstring tear; we're talking 6-8 weeks probably.
"What this does mean, however, is that his toe injury gets an extended time away from playing. It could be a blessing in disguise down the line - hopefully he comes out of it with everything all ready to go.
"He's going to work very hard, not just play well for us, but he'll also want to be a British and Irish Lion too. The key for Jack is to get back playing some big games for us - and I'm sure that will put him right back in contention for a Lions spot, which, along with other Exeter players, is a big target for him this this year."