Dragons wing Amos could miss Six Nations due to surgery

Hallam Amos
Hallam Amos represented Wales at U16, U18 and U20 level before making his senior debut against Tonga in 2013

Wales wing Hallam Amos is unlikely to be fit for the start of the 2017 Six Nations as he prepares for shoulder surgery.

The 22-year old Dragon dislocated a shoulder in the 32-8 defeat by Australia and will have an operation tomorrow.

Amos says he expects to return in February, with Wales' first Six Nations fixture against Italy on 5 February.

"Operation set for Monday, aiming to be back in February," Amos explained.

Amos injured his left shoulder stretching for the try-line late in the game against the Wallabies and was replaced in the squad by teenager Keelan Giles.

But it is not the same shoulder he dislocated playing against England in the 2015 World Cup.

"It's devastating for us but even more for Hallam," said Dragons' backs coach Shaun Connor.

"We all know here at the Dragons what he can do, I don't know whether he still needs to convince national selectors but I felt Wales had a different edge when he came on."

Hallam Amos