Scrum half Rhys Webb is expected to be fit for the start of the new season after undergoing a minor procedure on his shoulder last week.
Webb, who enjoyed his best season yet in an Ospreys shirt during 2010/11 making 21 appearances including 18 starts, has had keyhole surgery on the problem, but Ospreys Head Physio, Chris Towers, is anticipating that the player will make a full recovery ahead of the first game of the new campaign.
“As a result of the procedure we expect that Rhys will be kept out of full contact for a period of 12 to 14 weeks.
“We don’t see this impacting too much on his pre-season preparations in terms of his physical work, and as such, we are hopeful that he will be available for selection at the start of the season.”
Meanwhile, tighthead Craig Cross has also undergone surgery, to deal with a cartilage issue in his right knee. Towers added:
“Craig will continue his rehab over the summer break, before undergoing what we expect will be a modified pre-season programme and we would expect that he will come good in time for the start of the season.”