Davies out for Wales

Cardiff lock forced out of Argentina game with ankle injury

Last Updated: 19/11/09 6:49pm

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Davies: Ankle injury

Davies: Ankle injury

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Wales have had to shuffle their pack for the game against Argentina after Cardiff Blues lock Bradley Davies was ruled out with an ankle injury.

Davies was amongst the replacements for Saturday's Test match against the Pumas at the Millennium Stadium.

However, he has been sidelined by an injury suffered in training earlier this week, and the loss has resulted in a call-up for Ospreys forward Jonathan Thomas.

"Bradley suffered a ligament sprain to his ankle during training on Tuesday, and subsequently has been pulled out of the match against the Pumas this weekend," said Wales physiotherapist Mark Davies.

"He will remain in camp, and his progress will be reviewed early next week before a final assessment is made."

Stoddart blow

Scarlets full-back Morgan Stoddart, meanwhile, has suffered a torn hamstring that means his autumn series is over.

Stoddart was called into the squad earlier this month, and featured among the substitutes against Samoa last Friday. He did not gain selection for the match-day 22 this weekend.

Davies added: "Morgan has a grade two tear to his hamstring and he will now be in recovery and rehab for a period of up to four weeks."

Wales head coach Warren Gatland and his management team will decide early next week whether to draft in any players ahead of the autumn finale against Australia.

Wales: J Hook (Ospreys); L Halfpenny (Cardiff Blues), J Roberts (Cardiff Blues), J Davies (Scarlets), S Williams (Ospreys); S Jones (Scarlets), G Cooper (Cardiff Blues); G Jenkins (Cardiff Blues), M Rees (Scarlets), P James (Ospreys), A-W Jones (Ospreys), L Charteris (Newport Gwent Dragons), A Powell (Cardiff Blues), M Williams (Cardiff Blues), R Jones (Ospreys, capt).

Replacements: H Bennett (Ospreys), D Jones (Ospreys), J Thomas (Ospreys), D Lydiate (Newport Gwent Dragons), D Peel (Sale Sharks), A Bishop (Ospreys), T James (Cardiff Blues)

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