Hamstring surgery for Howells

Date published: November 26 2015

Ospreys wing Dafydd Howells is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines after undergoing surgery at the weekend.

He suffered what has been described as a contact related hamstring injury, in the dying minutes of the recent Champions Cup win over Exeter Chiefs at the Liberty Stadium.

"We've done all the necessary investigations, discussed the findings with a specialist in London, and to ensure the best result for Daf the decision was for him to have surgery to repair a damaged tendon," explained Ospreys' Medical Performance Manager, Chris Towers.

"He will have a slow recovery period because of the nature of the injury and is looking at four to five months before he'll be able to play again.”