Welsh wing duo recovering well
June 15, 2011
Shane Williams has been out of action since March with a knee problem © Getty Images
Wales have been boosted by the news that Shane Williams and Leigh Halfpenny should both be fit enough to play a part in their upcoming training camp in Poland.
Williams has been out of action since picking up a knee injury during the Six Nations, while Halfpenny was plagued by a persistent foot problem for most of last season. However, the pair are both expected to travel to Spala with the rest of the squad on July 2.
"Shane will be three more weeks before he is fully integrated into the training programme, which means he should be up to speed by the time we go on that first camp in Poland," Welsh Rugby Union national medical performance manager Prav Mathema said.
"Leigh is doing well after a successful operation on his foot, he is six weeks down the line now and able to start lifting weights again and also hopes to be at Spala."
Mathema also revealed that props Gethin Jenkins (toe) and Craig Mitchell (dislocated shoulder) are both back in full training but Richard Hibbard is not expected back until the end of August after undergoing surgery on his injured shoulder. Scarlets hooker Ken Owens, 24, has been added as cover for Hibbard and could get the chance to impress against England (twice) and Argentina in the warm-up matches prior to the World Cup.
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