Tom James: Cardiff Blues and Wales wing thankful for depression support

Tom James makes a break for Cardiff Blues against Ospreys
Tom James has played 12 times for Wales

Cardiff Blues and Wales wing Tom James has thanked those supporting him while he is being treated for depression.

James has not played since New Year's Eve and is currently not being considered for selection.

In a social media message issued by Blues on his behalf, James said: "I am incredibly grateful for the unwavering support from my team-mates, the coaches, medical team and staff at Cardiff Blues, and have been overwhelmed by the messages and kind words from the rugby public."

He added: "I also want to say a special thanks to my partner Brooke and the rest of my family and friends for being there for me. Thanks again."

When they announced James' condition, Blues said the 30-year-old was making good progress with support from the Blues' medical team.

"His playing colleagues are in regular contact. The directors and management are fully behind Tom and look forward to his return," said the Blues.

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