Morgan Stoddart leg surgery 'successful'

Stoddart leg surgery 'successful'
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Wales fullback Morgan Stoddart undergoes surgery for a broken leg.

Wales fullback Morgan Stoddart has undergone surgery for the broken leg that he sustained during Wales’s defeat to England on Saturday.

The 26-year-old was stretchered off the pitch following a tackle from Delon Armitage.

The injury has ruled the Scarlets back out of September’s Rugby World Cup, and it is unclear how long he will be out of play.

A release on the WRU website read: “Morgan Stoddart has had successful surgery on his broken leg and will return to Wales from London tomorrow.

“The good news about Morgan is that he has come through surgery successfully and he will now begin his rehabilitation programme back at the Scarlets,” WRU medical manager Prav Mathema added.

Meanwhile, Wales boss Warren Gatland has been given a boost by the return of former British and Irish Lions James Hook, Lee Byrne and Adam Jones from injury.

Wales face England in a return World Cup warm-up match in Cardiff this weekend.

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