So-so injury news on Smith's hamstring
Cape Town - New Zealand fullback Ben Smith has received a setback
following his injury over the weekend after he was ruled out for up to
The news on his hamstring could see the Highlanders star
miss the rest of Super Rugby’s regular season as they look to make the
Smith sustained the injury in the 31-31 draw against the Chiefs, with
assistant coach Glenn Delaney assuring fans the player will be back.
“Just a classic rugby incident where he got caught in a tackle and
overextended,” he said, with the Highlanders third in their Conference.
“All the right things are being done and he’ll be back as quick as he can be with the right rehab.”
New Zealand and Highlanders team-mate, Aaron Smith, gave a likely
timeframe on the fullback’s injury ahead of this week’s match against
the Jaguares at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin.
“Six to eight weeks, from how the injury looked, you could say that was very lucky,” he said.