Neck surgery for Nel
INJURY UPDATE: Edinburgh tighthead prop Willem Nel has undergone surgery on a neck injury sustained in his side's win over Harlequins at Twickenham Stoop on Saturday, January 14.
A MRI scan on Wednesday, January 18 at Spire Murrayfield Hospital revealed that Nel damaged an intervertebral disc in his neck during a significant collision during the game.
Following further assessment, surgery was deemed as an appropriate course of action.
Nel will now commence a rehabilitation programme, with a return-to-play date to be determined in due course.