Williams suffers further injury setback
December 7, 2011
Martyn Williams is set for a further spell on the sidelines © Getty Images
Cardiff Blues flanker Martyn Williams has suffered a further setback in his bid to recover from a broken arm.
The injury has kept the veteran openside out of action for the past three months and he was set to make his comeback against Edinburgh on Friday. But he took a knock to his arm in training on Tuesday and now faces a further spell on the sidelines.
"Martyn has had a recurrence of the injury, which is very disappointing," Blues coach Justin Burnell told Wales Online. "He's been set back for another period. He had a knock on his arm during a very physical session which was required for the squad.
"So he's gone back now to have more X-rays. We could be without him for a fair while. He's gutted. I felt very sorry for him because we had included him in the squad for this weekend.
"With that and having had this fresh knock, I can understand his total frustration and disappointment. I really feel for him because he's been very supportive of the players, management and coaching staff while he has been out. He's been outstanding for us actually."
But in positive news for the Blues, new signing Gavin Henson has resumed training and could be in line for an appearance in the return match against Edinburgh.
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