Cowan-Dickie out until 2016

Date published: November 23 2015

Highly-rated prospect Luke Cowan-Dickie is expected to be on the sidelines until the end of January in a blow for Exeter Chiefs.

Exeter boss Rob Baxter revealed the news of Cowan-Dickie's setback on Monday.

Baxter told the BBC: "He's likely to be out for a couple of months while it heals.

"The way Luke plays, he does chuck himself around, and a few weeks off isn't going to do the rest of his body any harm."

Cowan-Dickie was one of four hookers included in England's preliminary World Cup squad earlier this year, although he missed out on making the final group of 31.