Cruden set to miss World Cup
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.