Hurricanes lose Barrett for a month

    2015-05-05 07:18

    Wellington - Super Rugby log leaders, the Hurricanes on Tuesday confirmed that flyhalf Beauden Barrett will sit out four weeks of the Super Rugby competition.

    Barrett’s scans revealed a grade two tear of his medial collateral ligament (MCL) which he suffered during the Hurricanes’ 29-23 win over the Crusaders last Saturday.

    “Obviously I’m gutted with the injury, but fortunately it’s not season ending for me,” Barrett told the Hurricanes official website.

    “I’ve been pretty lucky to have a good run without injury for a while, but it’s now up to me to work hard on my rehab and make sure I’m ready to return at the business end of the season.”

    Should all go well with his rehabilitation, the Hurricanes are hopeful Barrett will be available for selection when they face the Crusaders in Nelson on May 29.

    Hurricanes management called back Manawatu's Otere Black from New Zealand Under-20 duty, and he will remain with the team for the next three weeks.

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