Aaron Shingler: Wales back-row expects to miss autumn Tests

Jonathan Evans and Aaron Shingler were injured in Scarlets' Pro14 final defeat to Leinster
Jonathan Evans (9) and Aaron Shingler were injured in Scarlets' Pro14 final defeat to Leinster

Scarlets back-row Aaron Shingler says he expects to be sidelined until Christmas after undergoing surgery.

The 30-year-old is set to miss Wales' autumn Test series, having already had to withdraw from their summer tour.

Shingler, who has won 17 caps, suffered a knee injury in Scarlets' Pro14 final loss against Leinster in Dublin.

"Injury update from me, torn my ACL, had the op yesterday [Thursday]. Hopefully be back around Christmas time," Shingler confirmed on Twitter.

Scarlets scrum-half Jonathan Evans will miss the start of the 2018-19 season after damaging a foot in the same match.

A Scarlets statement confirmed that both players would "follow an extensive rehabilitation period".

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