Blues suffer Warburton blow

Cardiff Blues (25/1 RaboDirect Pro12 Grand Final outright) will be without star flanker Sam Warburton for the start of their RaboDirect Pro12 campaign with the Welsh international sidelined for four months with a hamstring injury.

The 24-year-old was injured skippering the British & Irish Lions in their second Test against Australia last month and was forced to watch from the sidelines as his side secured a series win over the Wallabies in Sydney.

Warburton is now expected to be out for up to 16 weeks and looks set to miss Wales’ autumn internationals against the likes of South Africa, Argentina, Tonga and Australia.

Wales (15/8 2014 Six Nations outright) will be hoping the back-rower will be fit and in form in time for the Six Nations Championship early next year but the injury comes as a massive blow for Cardiff.

The Blues head of medical John Miles had some positive news for the club’s fans by suggesting Warburton’s injury does not require the player to go under the knife.

He told the club’s official website: “He has had a scan with specialists in London on Thursday which has shown the injury is already healing.

“He therefore does not need surgery but will require a period of rehabilitation between 12 to 16 weeks from the date of the injury.

“His rehabilitation will focus on range of motion, flexibility and specific strengthening of the hamstring in order for him to return to full health.”

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