Rob’s in­jury boost

Llanelli Star - - Sport - ROB LLOYD

SCAR­LETS and Wales prop Rob Evans has been handed some pos­i­tive in­jury news af­ter a scan on his dam­aged shoul­der re­vealed that he doesn’t need surgery.

Evans left the field in the first half of the Scar­lets’ Guin­ness PRO14 win over Le­in­ster on Satur­day, prompt­ing fears that he could face a lengthy lay-off which would rule him out of Wales’s forth­com­ing au­tumn se­ries How­ever, the in­jury is not as se­ri­ous as sus­pected and the 26-year-old loose-head could be back in ac­tion in two to three weeks’ time.

“There’s some good news. Rob is a bit sore with his shoul­der but there is no surgery re­quired, which is very pleas­ing,” said head coach Wayne Pi­vac. “Rob will hope­fully be back in two to three weeks with any luck.” With Evans out for a few weeks, the im­mi­nent re­turn of fel­low Wales loose-head Wyn Jones is timely. Jones hasn’t played since dam­ag­ing a calf mus­cle on Wales’s sum­mer tour but could be back against Benet­ton at Parc y Scar­lets on Satur­day.

Johnny McNi­choll (neck) and Jake Ball (Achilles) are train­ing af­ter pick­ing up knocks against Le­in­ster, al­though Wales and Lions cen­tre Jonathan Davies (ham­string) will be rested again.

Pi­vac added: “We’re not rush­ing Jon, we want to get him 100% right. There’s a lot of big rugby com­ing up and we’re do­ing okay in that po­si­tion (cen­tre) at the mo­ment.

“Wyn Jones trained fully yes­ter­day and if he comes through scrums to­day he’ll be back in con­tention for the week­end. Uzair Cassiem is back run­ning and is just around the corner to make a re­turn.”

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