Wales flanker Sam Warburton sparked fears over his Lions tour involvement after he limped off during Cardiff’s Pro 12 clash with Ulster.
Just before halftime in the Kingspan Stadium in Belfast, the former Wales captain had to receive treatment on the field for what appeared to be a muscle injury to his left leg.
After a couple of minutes he, along with the Cardiff medical team, cut a depressing figure as he limped off to the visitor dugout.
British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland names his 37-man squad in 12 days times, with Warburton the bookies favourite to lead the squad on the summer tour of New Zealand.
Any kind of injury now could spell the end of a player’s involvement in the tour and with Alun Wyn Jones, Wales captain and other potential Lions captain, sidelined with a shoulder injury, Gatland maky be forced to rethink his plans when it come to naming his captain.
It must be said that while Warburton did limp off, staff did appear to be overly worried looking. The hope therefore is that the pivotal flanker has only tweaked something and will bounce back quickly without any time spent on the sideline.
Gary Brennan, Pundit Arena