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Dan Lydiate out for three months with shoulder injury

  • Dan Lydiate was ruled out of Wales’ summer tour to New Zealand after coming off against England at Twickenham
  • The back-rower was replaced in the squad by Cardiff Blues Ellis Jenkins 
  • Lydiate will go under the knife this weekend and will be sidelined for three months
Wales flanker Dan Lydiate will have surgery this weekend that is set to rule him out for the start of next season.

The Ospreys man was ruled out of Wales’ summer tour to New Zealand after coming off against England at Twickenham last Sunday during the first-half of the 27-13 defeat and replaced in the squad by Ellis Jenkins.



The 28-year-old will go under the knife this weekend, according to Ospreys senior physiotherapist Anthony Carter.

Carter said: “Dan sustained a significant injury to the AC joint in his right shoulder, caused by an impact during the England game on Sunday.

“He’s been seen by Richard Evans, shoulder specialist at Spire Cardiff, who confirmed that the shoulder requires stabilisation via surgery, after which there is an expected rehab period of 12-14 weeks.”

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