Wales flanker James Davies will not play again this season after undergoing hip surgery.

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Davies has not played since Wales’ bronze medal defeat to New Zealand at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan last November.

The 29-year-old Davies, brother of Wales centre Jonathan, is a huge favourite at the Scarlets with nearly 100 appearances for the region since making his debut in 2013.

“Unfortunately, James continues to struggle with a hip injury that has prevented his full return to training,” said a Scarlets spokesperson on the club website.

“A decision for surgical intervention to facilitate his recovery has been made. It is hoped that this will allow James to begin the 2020-21 season fit and healthy.”

The Scarlets’ season is currently in limbo as the Guinness PRO 14 was suspended indefinitely on Thursday because of the coronavirus outbreak.

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