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Bennett to undergo surgery
ESPNscrum Staff
March 27, 2012
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Wales and Ospreys hooker Huw Bennett is likely to miss the rest of the season after it was confirmed he will undergo surgery on an Achilles tendon.

Bennett suffered the injury during Wales' Six Nations win over Scotland at the Millennium Stadium and has been since undergoing rehabilitation. However, the Ospreys have now confirmed the 28-year-old will require surgery, ruling him out for the rest of the season and putting his place in Wales' tour to Australia this summer in jeopardy.

Ospreys physio Chris Towers said: "Despite undergoing a period of intense rehabilitation work Huw has failed to recover from the Achilles injury he picked up in the Scotland game, and as such, the best course of action for him is to undergo surgery.

"He will be treated this week, before commencing his post-op rehab programme with the Ospreys. At this stage we are looking at an eight to twelve week period for Huw to complete his rehabilitation following the operation. We will be working in close conjunction with the WRU medical team throughout."

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