Former Cardiff Blues centre Marc Stcherbina has undergone surgery after suffering a neck injury playing for the Newport Gwent Dragons against Toulouse over the weekend.
Stcherbina, who is on loan with the Dragons from the Cardiff Blues, sustained a fractured vertebrae and disc damage while making a tackle nine minutes into the second half of the Pool 5 clash at the Stade Ernest Wallon.
He remains in hospital having had an operation to stabilise his neck, with his partner Tazmin having flown out to Toulouse to be with him.
Everyone at the Cardiff Blues wish Marc well with his recovery from the injury.
The Welsh stage of the Premiership Rugby 7s Series explodes into life at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park this Saturday - and fans attending a night of thrilling regional rugby will also be showing their support for the #StayStrongForOws campaign.
In its sixth year the Blues Cup once again showed to be huge hit throughout the region and is a great advert for the community game as each of the six finalists across the three age groups produced rugby of an outstanding level resulting in 14 tries.
Inspired Cardiff Blues enjoyed Judgement Day at the Millennium Stadium as they secured a tense 17-13 win over regional rivals Scarlets in a feisty and enthralling encounter in the RaboDirect PRO12 on Easter Sunday.