Alun Wyn Jones is out for six weeks with a shoulder injury
The 31-year-old lock was hurt hitting a ruck against France
ones has been tipped as a candidate to lead the British and Irish Lions
The Ospreys medical team have issued an update on captain Alun Wyn Jones saying he will need to undergo rehabilitation.
Jones suffered a shoulder injury in the France versus Wales Six Nations match last weekend and, following scans and orthopaedic consultation, he will undergo an initial six week period of rehabilitation.
The second-rower looked in pain after hurtling into a ruck during the second half at the Stade de France. Jones tried to play on but was eventually substituted in the 51st minute to be replaced by Luke Charteris.
The six-week period should leave the potential British and Irish Lions captain plenty of time to recover with the Lions’ first fixture against the New Zealand Barbarians on June 3.
The 31-year-old lock will definitely miss the Ospreys’ Challenge Cup quarter-final with Stade Français on April 2.