Liam Williams 'touch and go' to make start of Six Nations
ESPN Staff
December 27, 2015
Liam Williams
Liam Williams© Steve Bardens - World Rugby/World Rugby via Getty Images

Wales are facing an anxious wait on fullback Liam Williams' fitness with the Scarlets describing him as "touch and go" to make the start of the Six Nations.

Williams, who has 26 caps, underwent surgery on his foot in the summer but returned in time to play in the Rugby World Cup only to injure the same foot again. He recently underwent more surgery to correct the injury but Scarlets boss Wayne Pivac is keen Williams is not rushed back into rugby.

Wales start their Six Nations campaign against Ireland on February 7 and Pivac is offering no assurances he will be fit in time.

"Liam is going to be touch and go in terms of availability for us around the timing of the Six Nations," Pivac said. "That is going to be a medical call at the time. He is pain free so that's a good sign. We are not going to rush him back because it's the second time around for that foot.

"So it's really important we get it right otherwise he could be out for a considerable time out if we bring him back early. So it will be based on when he is ready to go rather than him having to be right for this particular game."

Pivac added: "It's not about him getting right for us [Scarlets] or them [Wales]. When he is right he will be released to play. Whether that's for us or Wales it will be a close call time wise for the Six Nations.

"Warren [Gatland] will want him to get some rugby before then. He is slightly ahead of schedule which is good news so we will let it take its time."

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