Big injury setback for new Wales squad member
NEWS: Cardiff Blues have confirmed that Willis Halaholo suffered an acute anterior cruciate ligament injury during last Saturday’s European Challenge Cup clash with Leicester Tigers.
The centre will undergo surgery next week and will then begin his rehabilitation process with the region’s first-class medical team.
The injury precluded Halaholo from linking up with the Wales squad on Monday.
We’re naturally gutted with the injury suffered by @whalaholo , especially when on the verge of breaking into international rugby. Hoping for a swift and full recovery. We got you! pic.twitter.com/yvd0C3tgY0
— Cardiff Blues (@cardiff_blues) November 26, 2019
Scott Williams has been called into the squad as his replacement.
Halaholo was one of two New Zealand-born players included in Wayne Pivac’s first Wales squad to face the Barbarians in Cardiff this weekend.
The other Kiwi is Johnny McNicholl.
Squad update: Scott Williams comes into squad for Willis Halaholo who suffered ACL injury at weekend and requires surgery.
Good luck with the rehab Willis 👍 pic.twitter.com/Fsx6WfKWJ5
— Welsh Rugby Union 🏉 (@WelshRugbyUnion) November 26, 2019