Wales international Adam Beard is set to join the World Cup squad in Japan next week after undergoing surgery to remove his appendix.
The 23-year-old was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday and will be analysed in the coming days but his participation in the showpiece event is unlikely to be affected.
“Adam Beard was admitted to hospital with suspected appendicitis by Wales team medics ahead of the squad’s departure last Wednesday,” a Welsh Rugby Union spokesperson said.
“He had his appendix removed uneventfully later that day and is recovering well. He will rejoin the rest of the squad in Japan early next week.”
Beard has played 16 Tests for Wales since his debut in June 2017 and was part of both the warm-up games against Ireland.
Wales will kick-start their World Cup campaign against Georgia in Aichi on 23rd September followed by clashes against Australia, Fiji and Uruguay.