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Warburton set for spell on sidelines

1st December 2015

Cardiff Blues has today confirmed that back row Sam Warburton will face a minimum of four weeks on the sidelines after suffering an ankle injury in Guinness PRO12 derby match with the Ospreys.

Warburton has today (Tuesday) seen a specialist and will now start his rehabilitation as he aims for a return around the New Year.

John Miles, Head of Medical Services at Cardiff Blues, said: “Sam has suffered a grade two strain to his right ankle and has now seen the specialist to start his recovery process.

“He will return to the specialist in a week’s time for further assessment and currently we are working at a minimum lay-off of four weeks for a return to play.”

Head Coach Danny Wilson added: “We are hoping it is a four-week lay-off and Sam is a great professional who will work hard to get himself back as quick as possible. We wish him well with his recovery.”