Ospreys hooker Ifan Phillips suffered life-changing injuries in a serious traffic accident.
Phillips was rushed to hospital on Sunday afternoon after a collision between two motorcycles in Swansea.
The 25-year-old, who is the son of Neath rugby legend Kevin Phillips, is supported by his family and teammates as he remains in stable condition at Morriston Hospital.
Police are now calling for witnesses after the collision between a green Triumph Street Scrambler and a Kawasaki.
Morfa Road was closed in both directions due to the accident between the A483 New Cut Road and the B4603 Neath Road.
A South Wales Police statement read: ‘Officers are calling for witnesses following a serious traffic accident which occurred at around 1.38pm on Sunday 5 December 2021 on the B4603, Morfa Road, Landore, Swansea, opposite the Landore Social Club.
âThe collision involved two motorcycles, a green Triumph Street Scrambler and a Kawasaki. One motorcyclist was rushed to hospital, where he remains and is being treated for life-changing injuries.
âThe road was closed for several hours while investigations continued, and we thank everyone involved during this time for their patience. anyone who saw the motorcycles before the collision.
“If you can help us, please contact us citing reference * 424657, go to: https://bit.ly/SWPProvideInfo, send us a private message on Facebook / Twitter, by e-mail: SWP101 @ south- wales.police.uk or by calling 101. ”
Welsh Under-20 international Phillips started his rugby career with Crymych, before playing for Carmarthen Quins and Neath before being taken over by the Ospreys. The region’s website says he has made 40 appearances for them since his debut in 2017.
He signed a new contract with the Ospreys earlier this year after impressing head coach Toby Booth.
Phillips has spent time with the senior Wales squad this summer, although he has not been officially called up.
A statement from the Ospreys read: “The Ospreys can confirm hooker Ifan Phillips was involved in a serious traffic accident in Swansea on Sunday afternoon and is now being treated at Morriston Hospital.
“Ifan is in stable condition and he is at the forefront of everyone’s thoughts at the Ospreys. On behalf of his teammates, coaches, staff, all Ospreys fans and the rugby community, we want to give our all. support for Ifan, his family and friends.
âThe family is overwhelmed and very grateful for the support they have received over the past few days.
“The Ospreys are asking Ifan and his family for privacy during this difficult time and we will not comment further.”