Chiefs Hit By Double Blow

Chiefs Hit By Double Blow

Exeter Chiefs have been hit by the news forwards Sam Simmonds and Jonny Hill are set for extended spells on the sidelines.

England back-row Simmonds hurt his knee in last week’s victory against Worcester Warriors, while Hill has sustained hand ligament damage.

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Director of rugby Rob Baxter has admitted it is a blow to lose the pair at this early stage of the season but hopes other players will now step up and fill the void in the coming months.

“It’s a little bit early to say how bad they are at the moment,” he told BBC Sport.

“Hopefully [they will be] back before the end of the season, but I can’t really say at this stage.”

Baxter added: “You’ve just got to deal with these things, they happen, and use it to get the guys fit in every other area.”

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