Exeter winger Jack Nowell has returned back to England from World Cup training camp in Treviso for a medical assessment.
The 26-year-old suffered an ankle injury during Exeter's Premiership final defeat against Saracens at the end of the previous season and has undergone a surgery since then.
Even though a timeline on his return was not given, Exeter Chiefs director of rugby Rob Baxter earlier said he is expecting Nowell to be fit in time for England's World Cup campaign.
A statement released by the Rugby Football Union revealed that Nowell will continue his rehabilitation in England.
"The winger will continue his rehabilitation in England while the squad are in Treviso until the end of the week (2 August)", read the statement.
Nowell has played 35 Tests including two for the British and Irish Lions and has scored 13 tries.
England will face Wales in a home and away fixtures before taking on Ireland and Italy in the warm-up games leading to the World Cup that kicks-off on 22nd September.