Lydiate doubtful for New Zealand tour

Dan Lydiate

Dan Lydiate (right) leaves the Twickenham pitch with Wales physio Mark Davies

Wales flanker Dan Lydiate is a major doubt for the tour of New Zealand after injuring his hamstring in Sunday’s defeat against England.

Head coach Warren Gatland said the Ospreys man will not fly out on Monday “unless there is a miracle in the next 12 hours”.

Wales play the first of three Tests against the world champions on 11 June.

“Dan has a hamstring problem and probably an AC [shoulder] injury too,” said Gatland.

“It’s hard for Dan because his tour is probably already over.”

Lydiate, who was captaining Wales in the absence of Sam Warburton, was taken off the field during the first half of the 27-13 defeat at Twickenham.

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