Newport Gwent Dragons' Darren Waters faces lengthy injury lay-off

Darren Waters

Newport Gwent Dragons will be without flanker Darren Waters for up to seven months

The 27-year-old ruptured ligaments in his left knee during the Dragons' 18-12 pre-season friendly win over London Irish.

The ex-Pontypridd player will have knee reconstruction surgery after a scan discovered the severity of the injury.

Waters joined the Dragons in May 2011 and made his debut for the region last September against Aironi.

The Beddau-born player made 13 appearances in all competitions for the Dragons last season.