• Wing has operation in Italy after becoming ill at training camp
• Eddie Jones gambles on ‘resilient’ Nowell being fit for Japan
No England player is enduring worse luck with injuries than Jack Nowell. The Exeter wing, still recovering from the ankle and knee damage sustained in last season’s Premiership final, has undergone an operation to remove his appendix and is again struggling to be fit for the World Cup.
The good news for Nowell is that Eddie Jones has indicated the 26-year-old will fly to Japan with the squad on Sunday but the player has spent much of the last few days in hospital recovering from surgery after reporting stomach pains on arrival at England’s training camp in Treviso.Continue reading...