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Wales flanker Warburton ruled out of Six Nations

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(Reuters) - Wales flanker Sam Warburton will miss next year's Six Nations championship after undergoing knee surgery, the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) said on Friday.

The 29-year-old British and Irish Lions captain, currently ruled out with a neck injury, is expected to be on the sidelines for four-six months.

"In close consultation with the WRU and Cardiff Blues we decided it would be proactive to have surgery now on a knee injury and I'm looking forward to returning to action fully fit," Warburton said in a statement.

He has not played since the third Lions test in Auckland in July.

(Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru, editing by Ed Osmond)

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