James Davies to miss autumn internationals for Wales

James Davies suffered a knee injury
James Davies suffered a knee injury

Wales will be without the services of Scarlets flanker for their upcoming autumn internationals following a knee injury.

The 27-year-old suffered the injury while playing for his club Scarlets in the Pro14 game against Benetton on 15th September.

Davies will now be sidelined for four months as a scan revealed that he had ruptured his posterior cruciate ligament that will effectively put him out of contention for the November internationals.

Apart from Davies, Scarlets duo Will Boyde and Josh Macleod are also out with injuries.

"It's a massive blow to lose James, especially with another two sevens out, it puts a real strain on the team," said Scarlets head coach Wayne Pivac.

"He's a quality player, everyone knows that. He's a big part of how we play the game.

"He's become a leader in the group. He was stepping up nicely in that classroom role and as a senior player in the group. He'll be sorely missed but it's just one of those things. We can't do anything about injury."

Wales will face Scotland, Australia, Tonga and South Africa in their autumn international campaign at Millennium Stadium.