Cardiff Blues winger Josh Adams has been ruled out for the remainder of the Six Nations after suffering an ankle injury in last weekend’s loss to France.
The 24-year-old was forced from the field during the second half after turning his left ankle while being tackled, and it has now been confirmed he will play no more part in the tournament that he is currently joint-top scorer in.
Adams will now undergo surgery on the ankle this week with an initial 12-week timeframe being put on his return to action. That would put him in with an outside chance of returning to face Dragons in the final game of the Guinness Pro14 regular season.
He joins Owen Lane, who is also unlikely to play again this season, and Josh Navidi, who is not certain to be fit before the end of the tournament, as Cardiff Blues players who have picked up injuries while with Wales during this Six Nations.
Back at the Arms Park, Adams also adds to an injury list that currently features James Botham, Ellis Jenkins, Sam Moore, Willis Halaholo, Harri Millard, Aled Summerhill, Rhun Williams and Matthew Morgan, as well as the aforementioned Navidi and Lane.