Wales Rugby have today announced that Jonathan Davies and Rhys Patchell both need surgery after sustaining injuries at the Rugby World Cup and face lengthy spells on the sidelines.
Davies will be sidelined for at least six months with a knee injury. And fly-half Patchell will be out of action for up to four months after damaging his shoulder in Wales’ final match out in Japan.
Injury update: Rhys Patchell & Jonathan Davies both face surgery following injuries sustained at RWC— Welsh Rugby Union 🏉 (@WelshRugbyUnion) November 12, 2019
Patchell expected to return to play between 12-16 weeks following a shoulder injury whereas Jonathan Davies faces at least six months recovering from knee surgery. pic.twitter.com/VNDNf2y36f
Wales open their Six Nations campaign against Italy on 1 February in Cardiff and finish against Scotland at the Principality Stadium on 14 March.