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Sam Warburton injury update

Guinness PRO12 Editor

4 Oct 2016

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Cardiff Blues can confirm Sam Warburton will today undergo surgery on a fractured cheekbone.

The Wales captain suffered the injury in a clash of heads with Josh van der Flier during the 13th minute of Saturday’s 16-13 Guinness PRO12 defeat to Leinster.

Following scans and maxillofacial specialist opinion Warburton will have a small plate inserted in his cheekbone. It is estimated he will be out of action for approximately two to four weeks.