Henry Slade

Henry Slade could miss Six Nations start.

Henry Slade could miss the opening weekend of the 2016 Six Nations games. With a little over two months left before the start of the 2016 Six Nations.

Henry SladeHenry Slade has suffered what Exeter coach Rob Baxter has called a “serious injury”.

The 22-year old Exeter centre was forced out of the game after just 25 mins play in the second half with a suspected broken leg. With just two months remaining before the opening weekend game in the Calcutta Cup clash, it is unlikely that Henry Slade will have recovered in time to play.

Director of Rugby at Exeter Rob Baxter commented after the game saying that “Henry has an injury to the lower part of his right leg and it is envisaged he will be operated on over the weekend”.

Slade was due to undergo surgery and no expected time limit has been set on his return. This comes as a double blow to the England camp after Northampton prop Alex Corbisiero’s planned knee surgery may also mean that he is out of the Six Nations.