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Rugby legend readmitted after op

Ray Gravell in his playing days
Ray Gravell was capped 23 times by Wales

Wales and British Lions' rugby legend Ray Gravell is back in hospital after recent surgery to amputate two toes.

The BBC presenter, who had surgery after a diabetes-related infection, is expected to stay at West Wales General in Carmarthen for several weeks.

A former Llanelli captain, he was a key member of the Grand Slam and Triple Crown winning Welsh teams of the late 1970s and early 1980s.

He has received messages of support wishing him a speedy recovery.

Mr Gravell, capped 23 times by Wales, was a member of the Scarlets team that famously beat the All Blacks in 1972.

He lives in Mynydd y Garreg near Kidwelly, with his wife and two young daughters on a street named after him.

After retiring from rugby he joined the BBC and has gone on to forge a successful career as a radio presenter, entertainer and television rugby commentator.

A spokeswoman for Carmarthenshire NHS Trust said "it was likely" he would remain in hospital for several weeks.



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