Jenkins joins Wales injury list
January 22, 2012
Gethin Jenkins was forced off as Cardiff defeated Racing Metro © Getty Images
Wales prop Gethin Jenkins is set for a race against time to make Wales' Six Nations opener against Ireland in Dublin.
The loose-head went off six minutes before half-time as Cardiff Blues reached the Heineken Cup quarter-finals with a 36-30 Pool 2 home victory over Racing Metro.
Wales begin their Six Nations campaign against Ireland in Dublin on February 5.
"It is very early to say," Blues backs coach Gareth Baber said, when asked about former Wales captain's injury. "Over the next 24 to 48 hours we will get more information. I think he has tweaked a ligament in his knee.
"I am not sure what 'tweaked' means, to be quite honest with you, whether it means he is just hurting a little bit and it will sort itself out, or anything further."
Baber was "delighted" with his side's progress into the last eight and believes that there is more to come, although they face an uphill task away to reigning champions Leinster.
"We are absolutely over the moon to be in the quarter-final of the European Cup," Baber said. "We targeted being in it, and we have fulfilled our target.
"This competition throughout the whole weekend has thrown up little scenarios. Hats off to Edinburgh, they got their four tries today. We scored three, and it was always going to be as close as that.
"We met a big, physical Racing side today who were on their mettle. We managed to score three tries, but we couldn't sneak a fourth. I think Racing wanted to sign off from this season's tournament by putting as much pressure as they could on us.
"When we take stock of what we have put together in this season's Heineken Cup, we lost one game [away to Edinburgh], and we got a bonus point out of that. We have got a character and ability about ourselves that manages to win games, and we are working hard as a group to make sure we develop our game.
"There is a huge amount of talent and experience in that changing room. Let's not forget we were one try away from taking the whole bag of what we needed."
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.
The news of James Horwill, Adam Ashley-Cooper and Dan Carter's respective transfers will open the floodgates, writes Tom Hamilton
Kiwi coaches can be found far and wide across the globe, and Murray Mexted believes the All Blacks benefit every bit as much as their rivals
Clermont, Toulon, player burnout, Sam Burgess and a farewell to Adams Park - Monday Maul looks back at the weekend's action
The latest Week in Pictures takes in some original ways of welcoming teams to the field and plenty of tries from the European Champions Cup