Wales captain Sam Warburton told ITV News that "everyone is devastated" at the news of Cardiff Blues teammate Owen Williams' injury.
The region confirmed today that the 22-year-old centre suffered "a significant injury to his cervical vertebrae and spinal cord" playing in the World Cup 10s in Singapore on Sunday.
Warburton said: "We're absolutely gutted for him and his family. All of us are keeping our fingers crossed - and hopefully he comes back home safe and sound."
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