NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — Wales winger George North is out of contention for the British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa after announcing Wednesday he has a serious knee injury.
North was hurt during Ospreys’ victory over Cardiff Blues in the Pro 14 cup competition last weekend and is set to be out of action for up to nine months. He needs surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
“Sport can be cruel,” North said in a post on Twitter.
“We all know the risks when we take the field. Unfortunately, I ruptured my ACL on Saturday and will need surgery next week. Heartbroken is an understatement.”