Jones in race to be fit for Heineken quarters
March 4, 2010
Alun-Wyn Jones is facing a race to be fit for the Heineken Cup quarter-finals © Getty Images
Ospreys lock Alun-Wyn Jones has undergone surgery to repair the elbow injury that ruled him out of Wales' Six Nations campaign.
Jones picked up the injury in the first-half of Wales' thrilling win over Scotland on February 13 but played on to the end of the game.
He was found to have chipped a bone and caused ligament damage and will now undergo an intensive period of rehabilitation in a bid to be ready for the Heineken Cup quarter-finals.
The Ospreys travel to face Biarritz at the Estadio Anoeta in San Sebastian on April 10 and Jones is now in a race against time to prove his fitness.
"Alun Wyn has undergone surgery to repair the ligament damage and remove some debris from the joint, and has already started his intensive rehab program following the op," Ospreys physio Chris Towers said.
"He is pushing hard to try to be available for the Heineken Cup quarter-final against Biarritz next month, but this is very much a 'best-case' scenario and we will assess his chances again nearer the time."
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