Leigh Halfpenny out for four months
March 13, 2014
Leigh Halfpenny is out for the rest of the season © Getty Images
Star fullback Leigh Halfpenny will undergo shoulder surgery on Friday and "is expected to be out for up to four months", according to the Welsh Rugby Union.
Halfpenny injured his shoulder tackling Luther Burrell in the closing stages of Wales' 29-18 loss to England on Sunday. The WRU has since confirmed Halfpenny needs an operation and if he is out for the full four months, then he looks to have played his last game for the Cardiff Blues.
Halfpenny will join Toulon in the summer and the projected spell he looks destined to spend out of action would see him ruled out for the remainder of the season. He also looks set to miss Wales' tour of South Africa in June.
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd
With the deadline for World Cup ticket applications now over, Tom May outlines his hopes, gripes and wishes for next year's global gathering
Floundering Leicester, exquisite Exeter and two old England players tearing up trees - it's the Monday Maul
The latest Week in Pictures takes in the Rugby Championship and all the domestic action from the northern hemisphere
Chris Robshaw talks to Tom Hamilton about mental and physical preparation and coping with pressure ahead of the World Cup