Hurricanes lose Barrett for a month
Wellington - Super Rugby log leaders, the
Hurricanes on Tuesday confirmed that flyhalf Beauden Barrett will sit out four weeks of the Super
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
“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.