Jack Nowell to miss England's autumn internationals after second eye operation
Last Updated: 02/11/17 6:49am
Jack Nowell has been ruled out of England's autumn internationals after undergoing a second operation on a fractured eye socket.
The Exeter Chiefs winger first underwent surgery after suffering the injury during the 34-24 Aviva Premiership victory over Newcastle Falcons on October 7.
However, a second operation was required meaning he will not be able to play for England during the autumn international series against Argentina, Australia and Samoa, live on Sky Sports.
It was initially thought the 24-year-old could be available for the final Test against Samoa on November 25, but Exeter's director of rugby Rob Baxter has written off his chances.
"I can't see him having any involvement with England, especially now after that second operation," he said. "It puts things back a little bit and it is still a relatively sensitive area that he must ensure heals properly."
This blow adds to England's injury issues as Jonny May was also ruled out of the Argentina clash after sustaining a hamstring injury during the squad's training camp in Portugal.