Olly Woodburn has handed Exeter Chiefs an injury blow after being ruled out of action “for a little while” because of a broken jaw. The 26-year-old winger suffered the injury during the 40-6 thrashing of Leicester Tigers at Sandy Park at the weekend.
Woodburn was forced off after 68 minutes and the club have now confirmed the severity of the problem following surgery to repair the damage earlier in the week.
Director of rugby Rob Baxter told the club’s website: “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.
“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.”