Exeter Chiefs face Tom Johnson knee injury wait

Exeter Chiefs face an anxious wait to find out the extent of an injury suffered by England flanker Tom Johnson in their Heineken Cup loss to Leinster.

The 30-year-old was carried off on a stretcher after 15 minutes of the 29-20 defeat with a nasty-looking injury.

"He's done something to his knee and his ankle," Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter told BBC Radio Devon.

"Until we get it scanned we're not going to know how serious it is," Baxter added.

Johnson has been in fine form for Exeter over the past couple of seasons and won his first England cap during the tour of South Africa last summer.

He played all three Tests against the Springboks and also appeared against Fiji and Australia last autumn, scoring his first England try against the Pacific islanders.

He was overlooked for the autumn games against South Africa and New Zealand, but was named in Stuart Lancaster's squad for the Six Nations championship, which gets under way on 2 February.