Fia and Giles ruled out

Ospreys pair Ma’afu Fia and Keelan Giles have both been ruled out of action after picking up injuries in last Sunday’s Challenge Cup win over Lyon at the Liberty Stadium.

Tight head prop, Fia, suffered knee and ankle ligament damage, while winger, Giles, injured his hamstring.

Chris Towers, Medical Performance Manager at the Ospreys confirmed the news today, saying:

“Ma’afu pulled up with ankle and knee damage on Sunday. Although the knee injury is minor and recovering well, the ankle is more of an issue. At this early stage of his recovery we are optimistic that he can be back available for selection in around four or five weeks, in a best-case scenario.

“Keelan pulled up with a hamstring injury in the same game. We’ve assessed it closely and had test imaging to fully confirm the extent of the damage. At this stage we are predicting a recovery period for Keelan of approximately four weeks.”