England flanker Shields a doubt for autumn Tests after breaking cheekbone

A bloodied Brad Shields receives treatment

Brad Shields is a doubt for England’s autumn internationals after breaking his cheekbone in the Premiership defeat by Exeter Chiefs at the Ricoh Arena.

The New Zealand-born flanker, who won two caps against South Africa in June, was making his Wasps debut.

Wasps estimate the 27-year-old, who will see a specialist on Monday to see if an operation is necessary, will be out for “three to eight weeks”.

England’s first autumn Test is against South Africa on 3 November.

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