Wales Women injury update: Butchers ruled out of tournament

Wales Women injury update: Butchers ruled out of tournament

Wales have received a huge blow with the news that Alisha Buthers will play no further part in the Women’s World Cup after sustaining a serious knee injury. 

 


Butchers picked up the injury after falling awkwardly following a fantastic line break against the Scots on Sunday. 

 

Wales head coach Ioan Cunningham said a scan had revealed a "significant" injury. 


 

"We are extremely disappointed for her, she is a huge part of our group, both on and off the field," he said. 


 

"What is important now is that we get her fixed as quickly as possible and give her the best care so we can get her back on the field. 

 

"It is a big loss, but it gives someone else an opportunity and the next person has got to step up." 

 

In other injury news, Georgia Evans is in doubt for Wales’ next contest with New Zealand on Sunday. 

 

"She has still got a sore shoulder, she can do a bit more training, but we will have to gauge the next 24 hours to see where she is at," Cunningham told BBC Sport Wales. 

 

Gwen Crabb and prop Gwenllian Pyrs are also being monitored. 

 

"Gwen Crabb trained today and is coming back, Gwenllian Pyrs has done some more, they are up for selection," Cunningham added. 

 

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