Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones could miss Lions tour as he awaits shoulder scans
Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones faces a nervous wait for scans on an injured shoulder that could jeopardise his involvement for the Lions' tour of New Zealand.
Jones is one of the leading candidates to skipper the Lions for this year's 10-match tour that starts in less than three months when the tourists play the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians in Whangarei on June 3.
The 31-year-old lock was hurt in a ruck during last weekend's 20-18 Six Nations defeat to France in Paris and looked in severe pain. He played on but was eventually replaced by Luke Charteris after 51 minutes.
Jones will have scans this week to assess the extent of the injury to his left shoulder, which has already ruled him out of his Ospreys club's European Challenge Cup quarter-final against Stade Francais on April 2, report Wales Online.
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Jones captained the Lions in their final tour match in 2013 when they beat Australia 41-16 in Sydney to secure a 2-1 series victory.
He became Wales captain in place of flanker Sam Warburton, who stood down as skipper ahead of this year's Six Nations.