Lions candidate set for scan

20 May 2017 07:12:23 EST

British & Irish Lions skipper candidate Alun Wyn Jones is set for a scan this week following the shoulder injury he picked up against France on Saturday.

The lock, who skippered the Lions in the third Test against Australia back in 2003, has been tipped as one of the players who could be handed the armband for this summer's tour to New Zealand.

However there are concerns regarding Jones' fitness after he was forced off in the second half of Wales’ agonising defeat to France in Paris.

The full extent of the injury is not yet known but it’s hoped the experienced second row will be set for a swift return to action as the domestic season approaches the business end.

Jones' club side Ospreys face Stade Francais in a European Challenge Cup quarter-final on 2nd April, while selection for the Lions will be announced by head coach Warren Gatland on 19th April.

The Lions are 7/2 to win and 1/5 to lose the Test series against the reigning world champions New Zealand this summer.

Meanwhile the Ospreys are 10/1 to win the Pro12 this term, while they are 12/1 to win the European Challenge Cup.

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