Lions Star Facing Four Months Out As He’s Set To Have Neck Surgery

2017 Lions tour captain Sam Warburton is facing four months out as he battles a neck problem.

The Cardiff Blues and Wales star is set to undergo surgery following the recurrence of a long-standing neck injury. The Blues have said that Warburton faces up to four months out.

It means that Warburton will miss Wales’ autumn Tests against Australia, Georgia, New Zealand and South Africa.

Cardiff said that 28-year-old Warburton had “exacerbated” the injury in training this week. Warburton has yet to make his first appearance of the season after a post-Lions break before returning to training.

“Sam Warburton will undergo surgery following a recurrence of a long-standing neck injury,” Cardiff Blues said.
“The Cardiff Blues flanker, who led the British and Irish Lions to a drawn Test series with New Zealand in the summer, exacerbated the injury in training this week.
“He has undergone scans and has been reviewed by a consultant, who confirmed the management plan. It is likely that Sam will miss a period of up to four months.”

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