Newport Gwent Dragons Injury Update

Guinness PRO12 Rugby Editor

9 Sep 2016

Newport Gwent Dragons

Newport Gwent Dragons are two weeks into the season with their first home game at Rodney Parade against Zebre this evening, KO 19:15.

Last weekend saw the Men of Gwent take on Ulster at Kingspan Stadium where Ollie Griffiths suffered a blow to his AC joint (shoulder). He has been reviewed by a specialist and should be available within the next couple of weeks.

Fullback Carl Meyer suffered a concussion during the match against Ulster. The 25-year-old is now back in training but was unavailable for selection for tonight’s match.

Adam Hughes is currently following the return to play protocol after suffering a head injury against Cardiff Blues during the Dragons pre-season friendly.

Fly half Dorian Jones is making good progress through rehab for his groin issue, and is currently increasing his training workload in preparation to return to full training

Phil Price, who had shoulder surgery during the Summer is due to return to full training shortly. He is expected to be available for the Dragons in the next few weeks.

Elliot Dee will be undertaking a period of rehab with the Dragons medical team following the ankle surgery he underwent this week. He is anticipated to return in late November / early December.

Winger Ross Wardle has undergone knee surgery which will require a rehabilitation period of several months.

Ashton Hewitt (Shoulder) and Tom Prydie (Knee) have recovered fully from their injuries and will feature for Newport and Bedwas respectively in the Welsh Premiership fixture this weekend.