Injured Warburton in race to be fit for Six Nations

Sam Warburton looks set to return next week

Wales captain and Cardiff Blues flanker Sam Warburton is in danger of missing the start of the 2016 Six Nations due to injury.

Warburton has been ruled out for up to six weeks and faces a race to regain fitness for the start of Wales’s Six Nations campaign at the start of February.

The Wales captain suffered the injury whilst playing in Saturday’s Pro12 loss to Ospreys and tackling Justin Tipuric who is his his biggest rival in the flanker’s position with Wales.

The injury immediately rules the twenty-seven-year-old British and Irish and Lion out of Cardiff’s two European Challenge Cup matches against Montpellier in December.

Warburton will also miss Pro12 Welsh derby matches over Christmas against Newport Gwent Dragons and the Scarlets.

The flanker’s goal is to return to playing in the middle of January  and the Blues final two European games which will give him time to prove his fitness for Wales in the Six Nations.

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