England and Exeter Chiefs centre Henry Slade faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines after injuring both his ankles playing for club side Exeter Chiefs in the Premiership last weekend.
The 26-year-old limped off the pitch in the opening half of Exeter's 31-22 victory over Leicester Tigers on Saturday and the injury to his right ankle is more serious than the initial one to his left.
"Sladey's going to be out for a little while. He's picked up injuries to both of his ankles. He tried hobbling along with one, until he picked up the second," said Exeter director of rugby Rob Baxter.
"The second injury is more of a concern as it's an injury in around an old injury, which he had had previously plated. Right now, he's continually being assessed and we'll know more in due course.
"It is, however, nothing something he'll be able to get over in a week or two, it's more significant than that."