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Rhys Webb may return to action before the end of February

Wales international scrum-half Rhys Webb could be back in action by the end of next month.

The Ospreys number nine suffered a serious foot injury during Wales' final World Cup warm-up game against Italy in Cardiff four months ago.

It ruled Webb out of the tournament, with Gareth Davies taking over scrum-half duties in impressive fashion as Wales reached the quarter-finals before bowing out to South Africa.

Wales kick off their RBS 6 Nations campaign against Ireland in Dublin on February 7, and it looks as though Webb will be playing again at some stage during the competition.

In a statement issued by the Ospreys, their medical performance manager Chris Towers said: " His recovery is going well and we are now concentrating on getting him to the physical level he needs to be in order to perform as we want.

"He has begun running again, starting doing some skills work, and the focus is on getting him available for selection at the end of February, which would be five months post-op."

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