Reds hit by Turner injury

Comment on this story
iol spt apr8 Lachie Turner AFP The Queensland Reds have lost Wallabies winger Lachie Turner for five weeks due to ankle surgery in a blow ahead of their crunch Super Rugby match against the ACT Brumbies. Photo by: AFP

Melbourne - The Queensland Reds have lost Wallabies winger Lachie Turner for five weeks due to ankle surgery in a blow ahead of their crunch Super Rugby match against the ACT Brumbies.

“It is disappointing to lose Lachie. He has been playing very well and has offered some versatility among the back three,” Reds coach Richard Graham said in a statement on Tuesday.

“He suffered a fracture and dislocation of his ankle in early 2013. Unfortunately some cartilage has come loose in the same ankle and is irritating the joint.”

Capped 15 times for Australia, the fleet-footed but injury-prone Turner missed the team's loss to Western Force last weekend due to ankle soreness.

The Reds have already lost Wallabies flanker Liam Gill to a hamstring complaint and another winger in Dom Shipperley to a hip problem among a raft of injuries.

Classy back Chris Feauai-Sautia and Wallabies hooker Saia Fainga'a are set to return from injury for the Reds, who are 3-4 heading into their home clash at Lang Park against the Australian conference-leading Brumbies. – Reuters


sign up
 
 

Comment Guidelines



  1. Please read our comment guidelines.
  2. Login and register, if you haven’ t already.
  3. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As)
  4. Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.