Sydney - Waratahs and Wallabies flyer Lachie Turner has put his fate in the
hands of surgeons, hopeful he can retain his trademark speed and return
to rugby in better shape than before his devastating hamstring tear.
Turner has hit the medical books since ripping a tendon
off the bone in Friday's trial match against Samoa, and he's found
varying degrees of success for rugby players returning from such
Disturbingly for Turner, who is almost certainly out for
the full Super Rugby and international program this year, there is
little precedent for how sprinters respond to the surgery.
However, the player tagged the ''fastest man in football'' is upbeat about a full recovery.
''We don't really know because no sprinter has really
gone through this before,'' Turner said on Tuesday. He will have surgery on Wednesday.