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Wales coach Warren Gatland has suffered serious leg injuries after falling from a ladder at his home in New Zealand, Wales Online reports.
The two-time Grand Slam winning coach reportedly broke both his heels after falling three metres to the ground, while cleaning the windows at his Waihi Beach house on Easter Monday.
Gatland sustained multiple fractures to his right heel and a fracture in his left.
The experienced international coach is reportedly undergoing reconstruction surgery that has left him in leg casts.
Along with coaching Wales the 48-year-old has been given the honour of leading the Lions on their tour of Australia.
He is expected to have made a full recovery by then, but his return to Wales to prepare for their three-Test series against the Wallabies is expected to be delayed.
Assistant coach Rob Howley will take charge of the Wales management team during his recovery.
Gatland is reported to have fallen onto concrete, with his feet taking the full force.The expected recovery period for this type of injury is fairly long, with people being advised to keep the weight off their feet for up to three months.