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Prognosis still unclear for Jenkins following brutal knee injury

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The flanker was injured late on in his country’s 20-11 victory over South Africa in Cardiff on Saturday when Wales made it nine successive Test victories for the first time this century.


Jenkins was voted man-of-the-match but left the field after full-time on a stretcher, with coach Warren Gatland fearing he had damaged his anterior cruciate ligament.

In a statement the club said: “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.”

The 25-year-old had a scan on Monday and will learn his recovery timetable after meeting a specialist next week, but returning in time for the start of the Rugby World Cup next September is his objective.


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Prognosis still unclear for Jenkins following brutal knee injury