Warburton nearing return to action

British & Irish Lion Sam Warburton may be on course to make his return from injury as early as this Saturday according to Cardiff Blues director of rugby Phil Davies. [more]

Warburton nearing return to action

British & Irish Lion Sam Warburton may be on course to make his return from injury as early as this Saturday according to Cardiff Blues director of rugby Phil Davies.

The 25-year-old captained the Lions to a 2-1 Series victory over Australia last summer but has struggled with injury this season and hasn’t played since Wales’ defeat to the Qantas Wallabies in November.

The flanker has been struggling with nerve damage to his shoulder but Davies admits there is a possibility he could feature in the Blues’ Anglo-Welsh Cup fixture with Bath at the weekend having shown signs of improvement in training.

“He has made great progression that’s for sure, and he’s had a good week (last week),” said Davies.

“I have spoken to Warren. We just want to make sure we do the best for Sam. He is in a position where we have to make sure he is 100 per cent.

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“That might be next week, the week after or whatever the case might be, but he is a lot closer than he has been.

“It’s days, maybe a week or so, when previously it has been months. Who knows? He could possibly play in one of our next two games, we’ll see.”

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