Scarlets prop Rob Evans does not require surgery on shoulder

Rob Evans is set to return to action in two to three weeks
Rob Evans is set to return to action in two to three weeks

Wales and Scarlets prop Rob Evans is set to return to action in between two to three weeks after he was advised against a surgery on his injured shoulder.

The 26-year-old suffered the injury during the recently concluded Pro14 encounter against Leinster in Llanelli where he left the field with discomfort just before the half-time and Scarlets head coach Wayne Pivac confirmed earlier in the week that Evans will undergo a scan to assess on whether a surgery is needed.

Apart from Evans, Scarlets also had further injury blows with Johnny McNicholl and Jake Ball taken off during last weekend's game against Leinster which they went on to win 23-21 but to the relief of Pivac the duo have resumed their training.

“It’s good news actually. Rob is a bit sore and Josh is the same, but no surgeries are required so that’s very pleasing. We’ll reassess them again next week,” Pivac said.

“We’ll have to wait another week and we’ll have a better idea on timelines then. Rob’s probably the best scenario and hopefully we will have him in back in two to three weeks.

“Johnny will be training fully on Tuesday and Jake is training too.”

Scarlets are currently positioned fifth in the Conference B of the Pro14 table with a win and a defeat apiece in the two games until now.