Wales starlet's injury recovery suffers setback ahead of the Six Nations
2024/01/11

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Wales received unfortunate news as young utility forward Christ Tshiunza suffered a setback in his recovery from a foot injury. The 22-year-old last played on October 28 for Exeter Chiefs, breaking his foot in a 43-0 Premiership victory over Sale Sharks at Sandy Park.

 Wales is set to begin their Six Nations campaign against Scotland on February 3 at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, followed by a match against England at Twickenham a week later. Tshiunza, who can play as a lock or flanker, has been a regular in the Wales squad under the guidance of head coach Warren Gatland. 

Exeter Chiefs' director of rugby, Rob Baxter, commented on Tshiunza's setback, “He had a bit of an unfortunate setback.

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In his first training session where he was running on the pitch, changing direction, and putting more force on his foot, he experienced some swelling and pain.

 Fortunately, the swelling settled quickly, but he will need to go through the recovery process again. He is nearing the end stage and has to be cautious with loading the foot as per his body's reaction.

 Christ is close to returning, but not quite there yet.” Tshiunza was a member of the Wales squad during the Rugby World Cup in France last year and played in their victories against Portugal and Georgia in the pool phase, as well as their quarter-final loss to Argentina.

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