Exeter suffer Dave Lewis injury blow
August 21, 2014
Dave Lewis chipped in with a try for Exeter against Harlequins in their final match of last season © Getty Images
Exeter Chiefs scrum-half Dave Lewis faces a race to be fit for the start of the new Aviva Premiership season after suffering an elbow injury.
Lewis, who is also part of the England Saxons set-up, has undergone a scan after picking up the injury during Exeter's pre-season victory over Cardiff Blues last Friday.
The 25-year-old is set to miss Exeter's remaining warm-up matches against Ulster and Worcester and is doubtful for their Premiership opener against London Welsh on Sunday September 7.
"The initial prognosis is there is no fracture, so it's going to be a bit of a wait and see," Exeter head coach Rob Baxter said. "He had an MRI scan on Monday night and we're obviously hoping it won't show too much ligament damage.
"If that's the case, it will just be a case of getting him rehabbed, re-strengthening the joint and see how we go.
"He's certainly not going to feature this weekend against Ulster and he's unlikely to feature against Worcester. We'll just have to monitor him after the Worcester game on a week-by-week basis."
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