Wednesday 23 May 2018

More injury woe for Wales as Faletau ruled out for at least the start of the Six Nations

Taulupe Faletau of the Lions looks on during the match between the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians and the British & Irish Lions at Toll Stadium on June 3, 2017 in Whangarei, New Zealand. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
Taulupe Faletau of the Lions looks on during the match between the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians and the British & Irish Lions at Toll Stadium on June 3, 2017 in Whangarei, New Zealand. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Wales star Taulupe Faletau looks set to miss most of this season's NatWest 6 Nations after suffering a knee injury.

The powerful number eight, who has won 70 caps and featured on the last two British and Irish Lions tours, was hurt during Bath's European Champions Cup defeat against Toulon last Saturday.

And Bath have now confirmed that Faletau suffered a grade three medial knee ligament injury, which is likely to see him sidelined for 12-16 weeks.

Wales star Sam Warburton has already been ruled out of the rest of the season with a knee injury.

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