Wallaby star to miss Super Rugby AU start
INJURY UPDATE: The Brumbies confirmed Tom Wright has been ruled out for the start of the Super Rugby AU season.
The Wallaby wing has sustained bone bruising on his knee during training leaving the wing in a leg brace.
Scans of his knee confirm that he will miss at least the first six weeks of the season.
The 23-year-old was a consistent feature in the side’s matchday squad last year, scoring nine tries in his thirteen appearances for the club.
Brumbies coach Dan McKellar said: “The timing of this injury is really unfortunate for Tom, he came back to the club in great shape and was looking forward to continuing where he left off last year.”
“While it’s extremely disappointing, Tom is the ultimate professional and is already doing everything he can with his rehab to make sure he’s back on the field as soon as possible.”
The two-test NRL convert, who scored a try in his debut for the Wallabies in their 24-22 victory over the All Blacks in Brisbane last year, revealed to The Aussie Rugby Show that the chance to take part in the Olympics would be “awesome”.
“I think the Olympics would just about be on anyone’s radar. We ran into a few of the [sevens] guys today and it was good to see them back training,” he said.
“I think to play at the Olympics would be on anyone’s wish list. Obviously focusing on all this stuff here first, but it’d be awesome to be part of if the opportunity came up one day.”
Should the Olympics still go ahead the Aussie flyer will be hoping he recovers in time to book his place in the Wallaby squad.
Source: Brumbies Rugby & Rugby Pass