Long layoff for Scarlets prop Phil John after knee injury

Phil John joined the Scarlets in 1999 and has made more than 250 appearances for the region
Phil John joined the Scarlets in 1999 and has made more than 250 appearances for the region

Scarlets prop Phil John is expected to be out for up to two months because of a knee injury.

The 33-year-old loosehead underwent surgery on Wednesday for treatment to a longstanding knee cartilage issue.

Scarlets head of medical Andrew Walker said: "For the health of his knee it was decided that taking the surgical route was the best option.

"We expect Phil to make a full recovery but is likely to be out for up to eight weeks."

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