CARDIFF – Wales fly half Gareth Anscombe has been ruled out of World Cup contention after suffering a knee injury during his team's loss to England in a warm-up match on Sunday, the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) said on Monday.
Anscombe, 28, suffered an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury in the first half and tried to play through the pain before leaving the field.
“Gareth Anscombe is out of Rugby World Cup contention after sustaining an anterior cruciate ligament injury in the match against England yesterday,” the WRU said in a statement.
“His prognosis and management will be determined following further specialist reviews. The Wales squad and management would like to wish Gareth the very best with his recovery.”
WALES SQUAD UPDATE: Gareth Anscombe is out of Rugby World Cup contention after sustaining an Anterior Cruciate Ligament injury in the match against England yesterday.— Welsh Rugby Union 🏉 (@WelshRugbyUnion) August 12, 2019
Brysia wella, Gareth.
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