Finally There’s Some Good News On The Injury Front For Wales Ahead Of The Six Nations
Gethin Jenkins and Dan Lydiate will both miss this year’s Six Nations with Toby Faletau also a doubt.
Following a disappointing November series for Rob Howley’s men, a depleted Wales side head into the Six Nations in desperate need of some good news on the injury front and they might just be about to get some.
Scrum-half Rhys Webb is set to give Wales a boost ahead of the Six Nations by making his comeback from injury for Ospreys this month. The scrum-half damaged his ankle ligaments during country’s 32-8 hammering at the hands of Australia in November and was told to expect at least 12 weeks on the sidelines.
However, Ospreys head coach Steve Tandy has earmarked a European Challenge Cup clash at Newcastle Falcons on January 21 as a potential return date for the influential nine.
“He’s going to be doing a little bit of unit work this week,” Tandy told the Six Nations’ official website. “It’s always great to see Webby and I have got no doubt he will be asking for selection before he’s ready.
“But we have to make sure he’s physically right and the welfare of Rhys is at the forefront of the decisions we make.
“We are happy where he is at the moment and perhaps he will be ready for the second game in Europe this month.”
Wales start their Six Nations campaign with a clash against Italy at the Stadio Olimpico on February 5.