Aplon joins Grenoble injury list

2016-09-10 14:12
Gio Aplon (Getty)

Grenoble - Struggling Grenoble have been hit by a new wave of injuries with South African fullback Gio Aplon, the Top 14's leading scorer, ruled out of Sunday's home tie against leaders Brive with a hamstring injury.

Grenoble, sitting bottom of the French table after losing their opening three games, confirmed Saturday they have suffered three new injuries before the arrival of Brive.

Aplon, 33, has scored four tries this season and his absence follows that of Australian Ben Hand (thigh), Fiji winger Sisa Waqa (hamstring), who picked up injuries in training on Friday.

New Zealand's Dayna Edwards injured his calf in mountain training with a scan revealing the 31-year-old prop will be out for several weeks.

In addition to the injuries sustained by 10 of their leading players including Lucas Dupont, Mahamadou Diaby and Fabien Gengenbacher, Grenoble have also been hit by the suspension of New Zealand flanker Rory Grice.

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