George North will want surgical procedure after rupturing his ACL – ending his hopes of a 3rd Lions tour.
The Wales again hobbled off throughout the Ospreys’ Rainbow Cup victory over Cardiff Blues on Saturday.
It was an innocuous incident as he twisted awkwardly, gathering a free ball instantly after play had been halted for a knock-on.
And after present process a scan on his knee on Monday, the 29-year-old has now realized the extent of his damage – revealing the grim information on social media.
“Sport could be merciless,” tweeted North. “Everyone knows the dangers once we take the sector.
“Sadly I ruptured my ACL on Saturday and can want surgical procedure subsequent week. Heartbroken is an understatement.”
Having made the profitable change from wing to centre throughout Wales’ Six Nations title win this 12 months, North would have been a agency favorite to not solely tour with Warren Gatland’s Lions, however begin the Assessments.
Nevertheless, the necessity for surgical procedure will finish any of hope of that – with the restoration time for a ruptured ACL usually taking a excessive variety of months.
Gatland is about to call his squad for the tour subsequent week, with the Lions tackle Japan on June 26 and their first Take a look at towards South Africa on July 24.