Wales rugby captain Alun Wyn Jones, who could be sidelined for up to ten weeks due to injury, his club Ospreys said on Thursday, is highly uncertain about starting the next Six Nations Tournament.
The second row, aged 35, suffered a knee injury on December 5 against Italy (38-18) in the Autumn Nations Cup.
His Ospreys head coach Toby Booth said Jones' absence could be in "double digits" in terms of weeks from the time he was injured.
"He's probably going to be somewhere in this kind of time, which is disappointing for him and obviously for us," said the England manager.
"If anyone has to come back sooner, it's him," he hopes however.
This recovery is nonetheless a major cause for concern for Wales coach Wayne Pivac, who has won just three wins in ten test matches since taking over from Warren Gatland of the year. last.
Wales will start the 2021 Six Nations Tournament at home against Ireland on February 7, before a trip to Murrayfield to face Scotland six days later.
Winner of the Six Nations Tournament in 2019 with the Grand Slam at the stake, Alun Wyn Jones was named best day of this edition.
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