He left Welford Road on crutches following the Chief’s 33-21 victory and the 26-year-old has undergone scans to assess the severity of his injuries.
Exeter director of rugby Rob Baxter told the club’s official website: “Sladey’s going to be out for a little while.
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“He’s picked up injuries to both of his ankles. He tried hobbling along with one, until he picked up the second.
“The second injury is more of a concern as it’s an injury in and around an old injury, which he had had previously plated. Right now, he’s continually being assessed and we will know more in due course.
“It is, however, not something he will be able to get over in a week or two – it’s more significant than that.”
While it’s not great news for the Exeter star, England fans will simply be hoping that Slade is fit and firing come the Six Nations, which kicks off in at the start of February.
The World Cup runners-up will open their Six Nations against France, who will be looking to bounce back after effectively handing a semi-final victory to Wales during the World Cup knockout stages.
– with AssociatedPress
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