Ellis Jenkins out for the season as cautious approach taken to his return

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Cardiff Blues flanker Ellis Jenkins will sit out the rest of the season after picking up a knee injury as he returns from his anterior cruciate ligament tear.

The 28-year-old’s knock is not a recurrence of that injury, it’s his left knee rather than the previously injured right knee, but a niggle that the medics at the Arms Park are not prepared to take a chance with meaning he will sit out the remainder of the Rainbow Cup and is unlikely to feature in any international tests this summer.

Jenkins made his comeback in February against Connacht after over two years out following the injury sustained against South Africa in December 2019, playing in the final four games of the Guinness Pro14 season before groin and hip problems kept him out until this knee issue.

He is not the only player in the treatment room currently as Matthew Morgan (groin) and Rey Lee-Lo (leg) are currently on the sidelines, while James Botham (calf) got injured late last week having been due to start against the Dragons on the weekend.

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