British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland is set to have minor surgery on his injured heel.
The surgery will be a follow up to the treatment the New Zealander received after he broke both his heels in a fall in April this year.
Gatland revealed that the surgery, scheduled for Friday, is elective and is on area of “damaged and blistered skin”.
Gatland is set to return to the Welsh dugout for the clashes with New Zealand on November 24th and Australia a week later before taking on his Lions role fully.
Assistant coach Rob Howley, who replaced Gatland for the summer tour to Australia, will take charge of Wales for the defence of their Six Nations crown.