Paul James: Ospreys and Wales prop has eye surgery

Paul James
Paul James (right) has won 66 international caps since making his Wales debut in 2003

Ospreys and Wales prop Paul James faces a spell on the sidelines after the loose-head underwent eye surgery.

The 33-year-old joins Wales forwards Alun Wyn Jones and Justin Tupuric on the Ospreys injured list.

James captained Ospreys in their Pro12 defeat by Scarlets but was referred to an eye specialist after a problem was picked up following Saturday's game.

"We'll continue to consult with the specialist," said Ospreys medical performance manager Chris Towers.

"Paul had an operation on Thursday. We are still awaiting further details of his after-care.

"As part of Paul's routine post-match medical check on Saturday, the doctor identified an eye problem and referred him to a specialist for consultation.

"His advice was that surgery was required to prevent the issue worsening."

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