Injury rules out Ospreys back Gareth Owen

Gareth Owen
Gareth Owen has played 50 times for the Ospreys

Ospreys back Gareth Owen is likely to miss the whole of next season after injuring his knee in training.

The 22-year old Maesteg-born back, who has 50 appearances for the Ospreys, underwent surgery on Thursday.

"It was a bit of a freak accident resulting in him twisting his knee," said Ospreys head physio Chris Towers.

"As a result of this he will, in all likelihood, be out of action for the whole of the 2011/12 season."

Owen will undergo a second operation to repair the damage and to reconstruct the cruciate ligament.

Towers added: "At this stage we are unable to say anything more, but will update on his progress as and when we can."

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