Rhys Webb has been ruled out of action until well into 2016 after undergoing surgery on his foot.
The scrumhalf sustained what has been described as a “significant” injury during Wales’ final Rugby World Cup warm match earlier this month and is now back with the Ospreys for his recovery and rehabilitation.
Chris Towers, Medical Performance Manager at the Ospreys, confirmed:
“Rhys sustained a significant foot ligament injury that required surgical stabilisation. He has had the surgery and will be non-weight bearing for six weeks and will then wear a protective boot for a further four to six weeks.
“Only after that will we be in a position to progress his rehab and, at this stage, Rhys is looking at a six to eight month period out of action, a timescale that reflects the severity of his injury.”