Exeter Chiefs' Olly Woodburn sidelined for several weeks after undergoing surgery

Olly Woodburn scored the opening try in the game against Leicester Tigers
Olly Woodburn scored the opening try in the game against Leicester Tigers
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Exeter Chiefs winger Olly Woodburn has been sidelined for a lengthy period of time following a jaw injury.

The 26-year-old sustained the blow during the Gallagher Premiership opener against Leicester Tigers at Sandy Park last weekend where he was replaced in the 68th minute.

Woodburn, who scored the opening try in the game had undergone a surgery to fix his jaw problem and is now set to undergo several weeks of rehabilitation period.

“Olly is going to be out for a little while. He had a facial injury and has had an operation already on his face and jaw,” said director of rugby Baxter.

“He is going to be out for a little while. I can’t say too much on timings because these things are very changeable, but he is going to be out for at least a few weeks.

“It looks like it is likely to be weeks – at this stage we are not looking at anything ridiculously serious. We are hoping this will sort itself out quite quickly.”

Meanwhile, scrum-half Nic White, who played 55 minutes in the game before leaving the field with a foot injury will be assessed in the coming weeks according to Baxter.

“Nic White is hobbling on his foot at the moment. It is a bit too early to say how that is,” Baxter continued.

“He has a pretty sore foot so we will assess it as he goes along. We’re not sure where he is (fitness-wise) yet.”

Exeter Chiefs are set to face Wasps next in the second round of the Gallagher Premiership to be played at Ricoh Arena on 8th September.

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