Warburton to miss several months after shoulder surgery

British & Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton looks set to miss 'several months' of action after Cardiff Blues confirmed plans for an operation on the flanker's shoulder injury. [more]

Warburton to miss several months after shoulder surgery

British & Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton looks set to miss ‘several months’ of action after Cardiff Blues confirmed plans for an operation on the flanker’s shoulder injury.

Warburton suffered a dislocated shoulder during the closing stages of Saturday's 51-3 win over Scotland.

The flanker will now miss Wales' summer tour of South Africa after it was confirmed he will go under the knife this week.

The 25-year-old, who missed the third and final Test of last summer’s Lions tour with injury as well, is not the only Wales and Lions star suffering with a shoulder complaint.

Warburton joins full-back Leigh Halfpenny – who had successful surgery on his shoulder last week – on the sidelines and both face a spell out.

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"Following MRI scans and consultations with specialists, Warburton will have an operation and is expected to miss several months of action," said a Cardiff Blues statement.

"Everybody at Cardiff Blues wishes Sam and Leigh all the best during their rehabilitation."

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