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Such a cruel blow.
Wales centre Jonathan Davies is set to be sidelined for around six months after suffering a foot injury, ruling him out of next year’s Natwest Six Nations.
The Lions Player of the Series was hurt during Wales’ 29-21 loss to Australia three days ago, with the Welsh Rugby Union confirming he will require surgery.
“Jonathan Davies will undergo surgery to his foot following the injury sustained against Australia in the Under Armour Series,” the WRU said in a statement.
“It is envisaged that recovery will be in the region of six months.”
It is a major blow for Wales and the Scarlets to lose Davies, who has been in the form of his life. Hopefully he can make a full recovery, and return to form late in the season.
Speaking to reporters on Monday, Wales assistant coach Neil Jenkins said:
“He is a world-class rugby player, there is no doubting that. Any team with someone like Jon involved is certainly going to miss him.
“He was outstanding in the summer for the Lions, for us and for the Scarlets at the end of the season.
“The sad thing is he’s been playing incredibly well, and it was right at the end of the game as well.”