Wales second rower Bradley Davies suffers ankle ligament damage
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom (4E Sports) – Wales experienced another significant blow in its Six Nations campaign after second rower Bradley Davies suffered an injury while training for the Heineken Cup.
According to the Cardiff Blues, Davies suffered ankle ligament damage while training for their match against Toulon and now needs surgery.
Wales has already lost second rower Alun Wyn Jones with a shoulder injury while Luke Charteris is out with a knee injury.
Charteris is not expected back this season but Jones could return around the halfway through the Six Nations.
Without Davies, the Cardiff Blues lost to Toulon, 45-25.
The injury could sideline Davies for the rest of the season. He will undergo surgery early next week and his recovery period will be assessed after the operation.
Davies’ injury brings the total number of sidelined Wales forwards, including prop Aaron Jarvis, hooker Huw Bennett, locks Jones, Ian Evans and Charteris as well as flankers Aaron Shingler and Dan Lydiate.
Earlier Saturday, Bradley’s partner, Laura, gave birth to their first daughter Elle Cheryl Davies.