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Nowell regrets rushed return

14th August 2019, 14:44 by Alex Jack

England's Jack Nowell has admitted he put his World Cup place at risk by returning too early to training from injury.

The Exeter Chiefs winger suffered a serious ankle injury in the Gallagher Premiership Grand Final and was forced to go under the knife at the start of June to resolve the issue.

Nowell was back with England at their recent training camp but was forced to return home after suffering a setback in his rehabilitation.

The 26-year-old, who was named in head coach Eddie Jones' 31-man England squad for the World Cup in Japan, has admitted he may have pushed his return to action a little prematurely.

"It was a kick up the backside for me," Nowell told BBC Radio 5 Live. "Maybe at start of my rehab I may have pushed it a bit too much.

"That's probably down to me being a bit greedy and me wanting to get back as quickly as I can.

"I sat down with the physios and they said 'you need to look after this now'. Luckily now I am on the right track."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Alex Jack is a Yorkshireman with Scottish connections and well versed in a number of sports. A Leeds United supporter, who also enjoys both codes of rugby. Leeds Rhinos is where you can find him in the summer, while Alex is an avid supporter of Scottish rugby union.

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