Wales star Leigh Halfpenny reportedly suffers huge injury setback
Wales star Leigh Halfpenny suffers injury setback
The Wales and British Lions full-back has undergone further surgery on a cruciate ligament issue
Reports in France suggesting he won’t play again for his club Toulon this season
Leigh Halfpenny has suffered a massive injury setback and won’t play for Toulon again this season, according to reports in France.
French newspaper Midi Olympique claim Halfpenny will have to undergo more knee surgery after rupturing his Anterior Cruciate ligament back in September prior to the World Cup.
The news puts Halfpenny’s participation in Wales’ summer tour of New Zealand in major doubt, with the full-back surely unlikely to be available to Warren Gatland if the reports are correct.
Halfpenny was initially expected to be back in action last weekend but that was unexpectedly put back until the April 16 clash with Pau.
In the fullbacks absence, Scarlets full-back Liam Williams impressed in the No.15 jersey for Wales during the 2016 Six Nations.
Williams himself has suffered his injury issues this season, but his region are hoping he will be fit for Saturday’s crucial Pro12 clash with Glasgow at Parc y Scarlets.