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Luke Cowan-Dickie could miss rest of the season with knee injury

by Saba Gulmagarashvili

After damaging his knee ligaments, England hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie could miss the remainder of the season.

Last week, the 28-year-old Exeter skipper limped off during England’s Six Nations victory against Wales.

Exeter director of rugby Rob Baxter said:

“It’s a pretty significant injury. It’s an operative injury on a knee ligament and a bit of cartilage damage,”

“He’s definitely going to be out for a significant period of time, possibly the rest of the season.”

Cowan-Dickie, who won three Test caps for the British and Irish Lions in South Africa last summer, was unable to start the Premiership season.

After injuring his ankle ligaments in October, the Cornishman was limited to just eight outings for Exeter this season.

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Baxter added:

“It’s a big blow, he’s a very important player here, a very good player,” 

“We’ve got some hope that he could feature right at the tail end of the season, particularly if we can extend the season by being in the top four, but it’s a little early for us to say yet.”

He was there and cemented in as a starter in the England team, part of their leadership group and going very well with England, so it’s a personal blow to him as well.”

“But he’s a very good rehabber, and if there’s a chance of being back before the end of the season then he’s the kind of guy who can do it, so let’s not write him off quite yet.

Luke Cowan-Dickie

As a result, Saracens’ Jamie George will most likely be England’s first-choice hooker for the remainder of the Six Nations, with Newcastle’s Jamie Blamire as a backup.

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