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Lee on verge of Scarlets return

Charlie Bennett

13 Sep 2016


Scarlets head coach Wayne Pivac is set for a major boost with Samson Lee closing in on a return from injury two weeks early.

The 23-year-old prop underwent shoulder surgery in July after Wales’ tour to New Zealand and was expected to be out for another four-to-six weeks.

However, he could feature against Connacht on September 24, as the Welsh region look to recover from a slow start to the Guinness PRO12 season.

After finishing fifth last year hopes are high in southwest Wales, but back-to-back defeats against Munster and Edinburgh have left them tenth in the table.

Pivac’s side visit high-flying Ulster on Friday, while Lee eyes up  a return the following week.

“He’s still on track for somewhere around the Connacht game. Failing that it’ll be Treviso,” Pivac said.

“Those sorts of injuries, they give a 12-16 week window, he’s early on been put into the 14-week bracket, he’s been progressing so well he’s been put into the 12-week bracket.

“We’re in consultation with the WRU, everyone is happy with his testing and we’re on the same page. He’s looking pretty good.”

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