Henry Slade: Exeter and England centre sidelined by ankle injuries

Henry Slade in action for Exeter Chiefs
Henry Slade has won 27 international caps and was part of the England squad which finished runners-up at this year's Rugby World Cup in Japan

Exeter Chiefs and England centre Henry Slade is set for a spell on the sidelines with ankle injuries that are still being assessed by club staff.

The 26-year-old was forced off during Saturday's win at Leicester after taking knocks to both of his ankles.

"Sladey's going to be out for a little while," Exeter director of rugby Rob Baxter told the club website.

"It is, however, not something he will be able to get over in a week or two - it's more significant than that."

Slade, who featured five times for England at this year's Rugby World Cup in Japan as Eddie Jones' side finished runners-up, was replaced in the first half of Exeter's 31-22 victory at Welford Road, which took the Chiefs top of the Premiership.

"He tried hobbling along with one [injury], until he picked up the second," Baxter added.

"The second injury is more of a concern as it's around an old injury, which he had previously had plated."

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