Henry Slade suffered a suspected broken leg against Wasps.
After being considered as the great white hope of English rugby, Henry Slade could now miss the Six Nations after suffering a suspected broken led during Exeter’s 41-27 win over Wasps.
The news comes as a blow to Eddie Jones, after officially beginning his tenure as England coach earlier this week. Indeed, given George Ford’s performance against the Northampton Saints this afternoon, many were pinning their hopes on Slade making his mark during the Six Nations.
Slase’s injury will also worry Rob Baxter, as the playmaker’s performances have been instrumental in the Exeter Chiefs rise to the top of the Premiership table.
Real shame Henry Slade had broken his leg today – was a shoe in for inside centre in 6 nations. #england rugby
— David Cooke (@hirsty9) December 5, 2015
Gutting for @Sladey_10 if the rumours are true ! Was playing some great rugby ! Get well soon !
— Kate (@k_iddon) December 5, 2015
— Freddie (@freddiejturner) December 5, 2015
Really hope @Sladey_10 is ok… Top player top bloke! Hopefully it’s not as bad as suspected!
— DannyCipriani (@DannyCipriani87) December 5, 2015
Hope Henry Slade is OK. BT sport not showing the injury makes it seem like it’s pretty serious.
— Shey Mcfez (@SheyMcfez) December 5, 2015
— Hairy Rucker (@hairyrucker1) December 5, 2015
Alan Drumm, Pundit Arena