Rhys Priestland: Bath and Wales fly-half out for up to 12 weeks with injury

Rhys Priestland
Rhys Priestland has 48 international caps for Wales

Wales and Bath fly-half Rhys Priestland has been ruled out for between eight and 12 weeks with a leg injury.

The 29-year-old limped off during the first half of Friday's Premiership win over local rivals Bristol.

The former Scarlets player - who switched to the English club in 2015 - will see a specialist on Wednesday, Bath head coach Tabai Matson said.

"It is not looking really good. He is going to be out for a chunk of the winter," Matson told BBC Points West.

"For us, it is a big loss and a big blow for the squad."

Priestland was omitted from Wales' squad for the autumn Tests, as he was not one of their three players selected from outside Wales, a decision he "expected".

Bath are second in the Premiership after winning seven of their first eight league games this season.

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