Season over for Tim Nanai-Williams
Cape Town - Chiefs Super rugby back and Samoan international Tim Nanai-Williams
will miss the rest of the 2018 Super Rugby season due to injury.
After just one round of Super Rugby in New Zealand the
Chiefs' injuries are already mounting as Nanai-Williams has suffered a season
ending shoulder injury.
Samoan international Nanai-Williams is scheduled to have an
operation on the same shoulder that forced him to miss most of the 2017 Super
Nanai-Williams suffered his most recent injury in the
Chiefs' 45-23 loss to the Crusaders in Christchurch on Saturday.
If losing the match and Nanai-Williams was not enough for
the Hamilton side the Chiefs will also be without co-captain Charlie Ngatai for
at least two weeks.
Former Crusader Dominic Bird is also expected to miss around
two weeks of Super Rugby after he was forced from the field early in the first
half with a shoulder injury.
Ngatai ruptured his medial ligament in the loss to the
Crusaders on Saturday while Mitchell Brown and Marty McKenzie are also in doubt
for Friday’s match against the Blues due to their concussions.