Lewis set to return for Ospreys

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9 Feb 2011

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Ospreys flanker Ben Lewis has been given the go-ahead to resume playing after more than four months on the sidelines.

The 24-year-old was stretchered from the field in the Magners League Champions’ 38 v 6 victory over Aironi in September with a neck injury and has now been given the all clear by a specialist and the Ospreys media team.

"Ben is ready to return to action following the neck injury he sustained at the end of September,” said Ospreys head physio Chris Towers.

"We've been gradually building him back up into rugby and contact sessions over the last few weeks, and there have been no adverse effects, while he satisfied the necessary requirements in terms of fitness testing.

"In light of this, along with specialist opinion that he is now fit to play again, he has been made available for selection again from this week onwards."

The Ospreys are currently fifth in the Magners League table and return to action this weekend when they welcome Ulster to the Liberty Stadium.