Cape Town - Cardiff Blues flyhalf Gareth Anscombe is set to miss the beginning of the PRO14 season with a groin injury.
Anscombe, who was born in New Zealand but plays for Wales, sustained
the injury in pre-season training. The 26-year-old has been plagued by
injury throughout his career.
It is not the first time he has had groin issues. He spent two months
on the sidelines in December after undergoing surgery on his groin.
At the time of the last groin injury he told WalesOnline: “I
had a couple of nerves in the groin that had been troubling me for
quite some time. I was having injections before the start of the season.
It was probably at its worst in the autumn internationals. It came to a
“I guess after the games there it was just troubling me so much. It
kind of limited me a bit which is frustrating, when you want to play at
your best and you can’t. So I went to Munich and had that cleared up.”
Anscombe will definitely miss Friday's pre-season clash with Exeter
Chiefs and is currently on painkilling injections to get him ready for
the start of the season.
But this may not be the wise decision in the long-term as the
talented pivot will be eager to add to his tally of 11 Test caps when
Wales play Australia, Georgia, New Zealand and South Africa in a busy