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Ellis Jenkins To Undergo Surgery For ‘Significant Knee Injury’

CARDIFF, WALES - NOVEMBER 24: Wales' Ellis Jenkins goes off injured in the dying moments of the game during the International Friendly match between Wales and South Africa on November 24, 2018 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian Cook - CameraSport via Getty Images)

Wales flanker, Ellis Jenkins, is to undergo surgery for a knee injury sustained during the country’s win over South Africa in their final November Test last weekend.

The 25-year-old was a last minute addition to the teamsheet for that game after Dan Lydiate was forced out of the starting XV with an elbow injury.

The Cardiff Blues player switched to the number eight position early in the game when Ross Moriarty received a blow to the head.

Jenkins gave a man-of-the-match performance before being stretchered off with the injury in the final play of the game.

His club released a short statement this afternoon.

“Cardiff Blues can confirm Ellis Jenkins sustained a significant knee injury during Wales’ autumn victory over South Africa, which will require surgical intervention.”

“Further specialist reviews are needed to establish an accurate prognosis following surgery.”

“Cardiff Blues and WRU have and will continue to work closely to manage Ellis’s care optimally. No further comments will be made at this stage.”

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