Cruden set to miss World Cup

    2015-04-20 07:23

    Cape Town - Chiefs and All Black flyhalf Aaron Cruden suffered a serious knee injury in their 26-9 Super Rugby win over the Crusaders in Christchurch last Friday.

    Cruden, 26, is to undergo reconstructive surgery which will rule him out for about six months.

    This will see him miss the Rugby World Cup in England and Wales later this year.

    The Chiefs on Monday released a statement regarding Cruden’s injury.

    “Thanks to all our fans for your concern following Aaron Cruden’s injury on Friday night during the Crusaders match.

    “We have just had confirmed following a scan and medical assessment that Aaron has ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament on his left knee.

    “He will see a surgeon on Wednesday to arrange a knee reconstruction in the coming weeks. Traditional reconstruction surgery has been deemed to be the most appropriate given Aaron’s young age and long-term career prospects.

    “The expected return to play time for this sort of surgery is six months,” the statement read.

    Cruden has played 37 Tests for the All Blacks since making his debut in 2010.

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