Wales’ Biggar injury ‘not long-term’

Dan Biggar beat Simon Zebo to this ball in Dublin before departing

Dan Biggar beat Simon Zebo to this ball in Dublin before departing

Fly-half Dan Biggar’s ankle injury is “not long-term” and Wales have not ruled him out of Saturday’s Six Nations match with Scotland in Cardiff.

Biggar, 26, limped off against Ireland on Sunday as Wales drew their opening match of the Championship 16-16.

Rhys Priestland deputised at number 10 for almost an hour in Dublin.

“Dan Biggar has made excellent progress with (his) ankle injury. Indications are it is not considered long-term,” the Welsh Rugby Union said on Twitter.

“Decisions over his availability for this weekend to face Scotland will be made later in the week.”

Wales are expected to name their team for Saturday’s match on Wednesday.

Wales squad for 2016 Six Nations

Forwards: Rob Evans (Scarlets), Paul James (Ospreys), Gethin Jenkins (Cardiff Blues), Tomas Francis (Exeter Chiefs), Aaron Jarvis (Ospreys), Samson Lee (Scarlets), Scott Baldwin (Ospreys), Kristian Dacey (Cardiff Blues), Ken Owens (Scarlets), Jake Ball (Scarlets), Luke Charteris (Racing 92), Bradley Davies (Wasps), Dominic Day (Bath Rugby), Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys), Josh Turnbull (Cardiff Blues), Taulupe Faletau (Newport Gwent Dragons), James King (Ospreys), Dan Lydiate (Ospreys), Ross Moriarty (Gloucester Rugby), Justin Tipuric (Ospreys), Sam Warburton (Cardiff Blues, captain).

Backs: Aled Davies (Scarlets), Gareth Davies (Scarlets), Lloyd Williams (Cardiff Blues) Dan Biggar (Ospreys), Rhys Priestland (Bath Rugby), Cory Allen (Cardiff Blues), Jonathan Davies (Clermont Auvergne), Tyler Morgan (Newport Gwent Dragons), Jamie Roberts (Harlequins), Hallam Amos (Newport Gwent Dragons), Alex Cuthbert (Cardiff Blues), Tom James (Cardiff Blues), George North (Northampton Saints), Gareth Anscombe (Cardiff Blues), Matthew Morgan (Bristol Rugby), Liam Williams (Scarlets).

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