WELLINGTON – Lock Andries Ferreira will return home to South Africa after being released by the Hurricanes without having played a game, after he aggravated an old knee injury.
The 28-year-old only joined the Hurricanes three weeks ago as a replacement for Sam Lousi, who had to have surgery on a pectoral muscle injury.
“He had a recurrence of an injury that he had last year,” Hurricanes coach John Plumtree said on Tuesday of Ferreira, who previously played for the Johannesburg-based Lions.
“We thought that he was all good, but he’s come out here and tweaked it again at training.”
While Ferreira was likely to be fit in about three weeks, Plumtree said they needed a player to immediately cover the loss of Lousi, and were likely to stick with back-ups in their squad.