Jonathan Davies ruled out for remainder of autumn
November 10, 2013
Davies looks set for a spell on the sidelines © Getty Images
Wales will have to do without centre Jonathan Davies for the rest of the autumn international series at the very least as Warren Gatland's side were hit by a string of injuries during their 24-15 defeat to South Africa.
Scarlets centre Davies, one of the stars of the summer's British & Irish Lions tour of Australia, props Adam Jones and Scott Andrews, plus winger Liam Williams were all forced off by half-time of a savage Millennium Stadium contest.
But it is Davies who appears to have come off worst, with the pectoral injury he picked up after making two scything midfield breaks ending his November campaign and putting his participation in the Six Nations in doubt.
"Jonathan Davies has done a pec which will probably keep him out for the rest of the campaign," Gatland said. "He was a big loss to us in the first half as he had made a couple of breaks. He is a pretty important player to us at the moment and he is pretty disappointed.
"I have just spoken to the physio and they said it might settle and he could be back in December.
"If he needs an operation it could be five months and out of the Six Nations as well. We will wait and see what happens."
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