Another Six Nations injury blow for Wales
INJURY UPDATE: There was some more bad news for Wales ahead of the upcoming Six Nations.
Exeter prop Tomas Francis suffered a serious shoulder injury during Wales’ World Cup semifinal against South Africa in Japan and is now likely to be sidelined for up to four months following surgery.
The 27-year-old picked up the injury while attempting to tackle Duane Vermeulen.
“After two or three scans it became clear that Tom needs an operation to repair the shoulder injury he picked up with Wales at the World Cup,” explained Exeter Director of Rugby Stuart Baxter.
“It’s not great news for us, but at least we know where we stand now.”
*Last week it was confirmed that star centre Jonathan Davies will miss the 2020 Six Nations.
Davies will be out of action for at least six months after knee surgery.
The 31-year-old picked up the injury in Wales’ World Cup pool match against Fiji.
He missed the quarterfinal clash against France, but returned for the semifinal defeat to South Africa.
Meanwhile, flyhalf Rhys Patchell will also be on the sidelines for a lengthy period
Patchell is expected to return to play between 12-16 weeks following a shoulder injury.
Wales kick off their 2020 Six Nations campaign against Italy in Cardiff on Saturday, February 1.
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