Sam Warburton out for "several months"

Wales captain Sam Warburton is sidelined for "several months" due to a shoulder injury.

Wales captain Sam Warburton has been ruled out for "several months" due to a shoulder injury.

The 25-year-old suffered the problem on Saturday during his country's 51-3 win over Scotland in the Six Nations.

Warburton, who plays his club rugby for Cardiff Blues, will now undergo surgery before a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

"Following MRI scans and consultations with specialists, Warburton will have an operation and is expected to miss several months of action," read a statement on the Blues' official website.

Warburton's injury means that he will miss Wales's summer tour of South Africa.

Wales captain Sam Warburton runs into the Argentina defence during the International Match between Wales and Argentina at the Millennium Stadium on November 16, 2013
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