Warburton sidelined for six weeks
March 24, 2012
Sam Warburton could yet play for the Blues this season © Getty Images
Wales captain Sam Warburton will be sidelined for around six weeks with a shoulder injury.
Warburton suffered the injury in Wales' Grand Slam winning match against France at the Millennium Stadium. He visited a specialist in London who confirmed the injury was due to axillary nerve damage, which will require six weeks recovery.
Therefore, the 23-year-old will be fit to lead Wales on the summer tour to Australia after fears he could miss the trip. However he will miss the Cardiff Blues' Heineken Cup quarter-final against Leinster next month. He could yet feature for the Blues this season if they reach the RaboDirect Pro12 play-offs.
Warburton told Walesonline: "It's not going to be months and months and months [out] like I first anticipated. It would nice to join up with the Blues sooner rather than later. I owe the Blues a bit to be honest because I've been away for the Six Nations campaign and now I'm going to miss a few more matches."
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