Sam Warburton will miss the rest of the season after undergoing knee surgery, the Welsh Rugby Union has announced.
With Warburton currently sidelined with a neck injury, the proactive approach was taken with a view of ensuring he returns to action fully fit.
INJURY UPDATE: @samwarburton_ has undergone surgery to resolve a knee injury. Currently sidelined with a neck injury the proactive approach taken to ensure he returns fully fit. Timeframe 4-6months.
— Welsh Rugby Union 🏉 (@WelshRugbyUnion) December 8, 2017
The recovery is anticipated between four and six months according to the WRU.
Warburton said: “In close consultation with the WRU and Cardiff Blues we decided it would be proactive to have surgery now on a knee injury and I’m looking forward to returning to action fully fit.”