Wales flanker Dan Lydiate 'recovering well' from double injury

Dan Lydiate
Dan Lydiate spent six seasons with Newport Gwent Dragons before his switch to Ospreys

Wales flanker Dan Lydiate is recovering well after sustaining shoulder and hamstring injuries against England.

Lydiate captained Warren Gatland's men in May's defeat at Twickenham but was forced off in the first half and ruled out of the summer tour to New Zealand.

"Dan is recovering well from surgery to reconstruct the shoulder ligaments he damaged," Ospreys medical performance manager Chris Towers said.

"In addition, Dan also injured his hamstring in the same match."

Towers continued: "He's recovering well on both fronts but still has some work to do.

"We'll be looking to up the ante through this next batch of pre-season with a view to being able to confirm a return to play date in the next few weeks."