Coach Steve Hansen has gone out on a limb to be fully fit for Wales' World Cup campaign next month.
The New Zealander went under the knife on Monday as an old rugby injury flared up during the team's pre-Cup warmup in Lanzarote.
"It's an old knee injury which has been playing up for about six months," team manager Alan Phillips said. "It's a cartilage thing - they just went in there and cleaned it up. He was in and out on the same day."
Phillips said there were no serious injuries among the 30-man squad, although there was "plenty of fatigue and the odd ankle strain".
"They really put the work in over there, fair play to them," the former Wales hooker said.
"There are a lot of tired bodies in the team."
Phillips said it was too early to say if all 30 players would take part in a training match at the Millennium Stadium on Wednesday.
Twelve young people have been selected to follow a one year WRU Coach Core apprenticeship programme. Coach Core was set up by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as part of the Olympics legacy in 2012 and the Duke of Cambridge was on hand to meet the apprentices on their first day in the job. The programme has been funded by the Hunter Foundation.
The WRU has launched a campaign to create a long term legacy for Welsh club rugby by highlighting the advantages of volunteering. Rhian Edwards, a volunteer at Seven Sisters, has enjoyed many benefits of her volunteering at a grassroots rugby club including being part of the Rugby World Cup volunteer workforce after being nominated by the WRU - and the WRU is asking for more people to develop their 'Welsh rugby roots'.
Wales head coach Warren Gatland and captain Sam Warburton say their first prioirty on Sunday in the opening game of the World Cup is to win against Uruguay and not get overly concerned with points difference.
With only days to go until the biggest rugby competition in the world begins, rugby fans visiting Cardiff this autumn will be able to enjoy a special display at National Museum Cardiff as part of the celebrations surrounding the Rugby World Cup.