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Henry Slade could miss start of Six Nations with shoulder injury

The Exeter Chiefs playmaker was forced to pull out of England’s training camp in Portugal.

Henry Slade could miss the start of the NatWest 6 Nations after missing England’s Portugal training camp due to a shoulder injury.

The Exeter Chiefs playmaker suffered a shoulder complaint in his side’s 28-21 Champions Cup defeat at Glasgow on Saturday.

The 24-year-old will undergo further investigations into his shoulder complaint, becoming a doubt for England’s opening Six Nations clash against Italy in Rome, on February 4.

“Henry Slade has not travelled to Portugal for England’s training camp,” read a Rugby Football Union (RFU) statement.

“Slade will remain with Chiefs for further assessment of a shoulder injury he sustained on the weekend.”

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