Brumbies flyhalf Christian Lealiifano will miss the remainder of the Super 14 season after suffering a grade-two hamstring tear two weeks ago.
Rugby 365 reports that the playmaker was expected to return to action for the final round of the Super 14 but an MRI scan revealed that he will need at least eight weeks to recover fully from the injury
“The scans showed some fairly significant damage to the upper part of his hamstring,” Brumbies physiotherapist Tim McGrath told the Canberra Times.
“He had a 50 percent tear of the hamstring origin so [the] time frame for that is going to be a minimum of eight weeks.
“The initial three-week time frame was optimistic because you know it’s a reasonable strain, but it’s hard to quantify until you’ve got that MRI. Unfortunately his Super14 season is over.”
Lealifano’s injury, which occurred during the Brumbies win over the Bulls, suggests that he has played his last game as the Canberra outfit’s first choice No.10 for the next two Super 14 seasons, with Wallabies pivot Matt Giteau set to return to Canberra next season.
Gene Fairbanks and Matt Toomua will share the Brumbies’ flyhalf duties for the rest of this season.Tweet