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Full range of emotions for England fans over Nowell injury

The Premiership final proved to be a mixed day for Exeter and England’s Jack Nowell. Playing at fullback, he was arguably the best player on the pitch in his side’s losing cause, but unfortunately came off injured with ten minutes remaining.

The 26-year-old was clearly distraught as he hobbled off the field and after the game, as he may be aware of the extent of his knee and ankle injury after his leg was contorted in contact.

While he was able to walk off the field by himself, these are proving to be anxious days ahead for England fans on social media, who are fearing the worst.
Nowell could not have made a greater statement to England head coach Eddie Jones during the seventy minutes he was on the field. He was at his slippery best whenever he had the ball in hand, as Saracens could not lay a hand on him. Playing at fullback allowed him more freedom to join the attack wherever he wanted, something that has made him most dangerous throughout his career.

Nowell was already a favourite under Jones, and his performance against the double winners, means it would be almost impossible for him not to start in Japan in September if fit.

A lot of fans, however, are fretting on Twitter over this injury he sustained, as everyone eagerly awaits the results of a scan on the injury.

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The reaction on Twitter has been a mix of despair and praise for the player after a sensational eighty minutes.

This is what was said:

It would be the cruellest luck for the British and Irish Lion were he to miss the World Cup because of this injury, as many England fans are all too aware of what a potent attacker he is.

While Jones still has plenty of options to replace Nowell, perhaps none are as elusive as the Exeter man proved to be at Twickenham on Saturday, meaning his loss could hurt England’s chances of success in Japan.

The next few days will be an anxious wait for all England fans.

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Full range of emotions for England fans over Nowell injury