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Ellis Jenkins (Nigel French/PA)

Jenkins was hurt during Cardiff Blues’ pre-season game against Aviva Premiership champions Exeter last month.

Wales international flanker Ellis Jenkins faces a lengthy lay-off due to injury.

Jenkins was hurt during Cardiff Blues’ pre-season game against Aviva Premiership champions Exeter last month. And the Blues have now confirmed he has undergone surgery to repair a torn hamstring tendon.

“He will now begin an extensive rehabilitation programme, with an estimated return to action in 12-16 weeks,” the Blues said.

Jenkins, 24, has won five caps, making his first Wales start during their victory over Samoa in Apia earlier this summer.

He also made three appearances off the replacements’ bench against New Zealand last year, and he is an integral part of Blues head coach Danny Wilson’s squad.

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