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Tigers fly-half Owen Williams out for nine months
ESPN Staff
February 16, 2015
Owen Williams is out for nine months © Getty Images

Leicester Tigers fly-half Owen Williams be out for up to nine months after requiring surgery on a knee ligament injury.

Williams picked up the injury in the Tigers' 43-9 win over Cardiff last Saturday and now faces a prolonged spell on the sidelines. The time frame looks to rule out Williams of potentially lining up for Wales in the forthcoming World Cup.

Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill: "Owen has now had surgery on his ACL [anterior cruciate ligament] and the full recovery period is usually about nine months. It's obviously massively disappointing news for Owen and for the Tigers because he has been outstanding for us in his two seasons here.

"He is a young man with a big future in the game and we look forward to his return when he is fully recovered. He is in good hands with our medical team and he will start his rehab shortly. We have options at fly-half with Freddie Burns, Seremaia Bai, Tommy Bell and David Mele all experienced playing in that position and they are all good players who know our systems and young Oli Bryant also made his senior debut for us this season."

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