Mixed news for Halfpenny

Wales wing could only miss the opening two games

Last Updated: 01/02/11 2:48pm

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Halfpenny: Ankle sprain

Halfpenny: Ankle sprain

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Cardiff Blues winger Leigh Halfpenny could be out for just two weeks after he aggravated an ankle injury in training.

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The 22-year-old sprained his ankle on Monday, meaning he will miss the start of the RBS Six Nations.

But although he will sit out the clashes with England and Scotland, Halfpenny should be fit for the rest of the tournament.

"Leigh has an acute sprain to his ankle, but the scan has revealed no further disruption to the ligaments, which is much more positive news than was first feared," said Wales team physiotherapist Mark Davies.

"He will wear a boot and stay off his feet for the next few days, but will remain in camp where we will monitor his rehab.

"The injury rules him out of the England game and should mean he misses the visit to Scotland."

It was initially believed that Wales would call up Tom Prydie as cover, particularly as George North is also sidelined.

However coach Warren Gatland has opted against making changes to his squad.

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