Wales dealt huge blow as winger Josh Adams is ruled out for the rest of the Six Nations with ankle injury
- Josh Adams picked up an ankle injury during Wales’ fixture against France
- The winger twisted his leg awkwardly and is expected to be out for three months
- Wales now face a selection dilemma for their crunch clash with England
Josh Adams is out of the Six Nations in a crushing blow to Wales, who now face a huge selection headache ahead of the England game.
The 24-year-old winger, who was the top try-scorer at the recent World Cup with seven, suffered a nasty ankle injury in the 65th minute against France.
He twisted his leg awkwardly and having been scanned Adams will now face have surgery this week out and is expected to miss three months of action, meaning he will not feature again in the championship.
Josh Adams has been ruled out for the rest of Wales’ Six Nations campaign
‘It is envisaged that he could return in 12 weeks for the latter stages of the Guinness PRO14,’ said a WRU statement on Adams’ injury.
With George North in the midst of the return-to-play protocols after his concussion against France and Liam Williams having not played since October with his own ankle injury, Wales are now light on experience out wide.
They are also shorn of their most potent attacking option. Adams has scored 10 tries in his last 12 Tests.
Williams and North could well be fit for the Twickenham trip, but if they are not then Johnny McNicholl would likely have to step up to start.
Cardiff Blues winger Owen Lane is out of the tournament too so Hallam Amos replaced him in the squad earlier in the championship.
As Amos has 22 caps he would be a more experienced player to be drafted into the match-day squad. The other options – Jonah Holmes and Louis Rees-Zammit – are largely untested.
Adams suffered a nasty ankle injury in the 65th minute against France and will have surgery
Leicester’s Holmes has three caps and Rees-Zammit is yet to make his debut. The 19-year-old would be the bold choice having performed spectacularly well for Gloucester in his breakthrough season.
Rees-Zammit has scored 12 tries in just 16 senior appearances for the Cherry & Whites.
Wales have not called in an extra player yet to their Six Nations squad.
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