It’s been announced that Welsh captain Alun Wyn Jones is set to miss the 2022 Six Nations due to a shoulder injury.
The news comes as a big blow for Wales and their hopes of reclaiming the Six Nations title. The last time they won it was in 2013, and they were hoping Jones would be able to lead them back this year.
The injury comes at an especially bad time for Wales, as they face the likes of Scotland and Ireland in weeks 3 and 4 respectively. It’s not known how long Jones will be out for, but there is hope he’ll be able to make a quick return.
A doctor has told us he could miss up to 6 months if we operate, but we’re not sure how long it will take for him to recover without any surgery. Unfortunately there’s no way of guessing at the moment.
We wish Alun Wyn Jones and Wales all the best and hope he recovers quickly.
The news means that Wales are set to rely on Cardiff Blues captain Josh Navidi as their captain, as he will be the only one with a number of caps. He’s a very experienced player and fans are confident that he’ll do a good job.
It’s going to be an interesting tournament without Alun Wyn there said Cardiff Blues fan Ceri Woods I think Josh Navidi is going to have to step up and become a leader on the pitch without Alun Wyn there. We’re going to miss him badly but I think Navidi can do it!
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We at The Rugby Blog hope Alun Wyn recovers quickly from his shoulder injury.
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