Another Devastating blow for All Blacks
INJURY UPDATE: All Blacks and Crusaders centre Jack Goodhue is expected to be sidelined for the rest of the year.
Goodhue suffered an injury during the Crusaders’ Super Rugby Aotearoa match against Hurricanes last weekend.
The midfielder was forced to leave the field after he tried to tackle Peter Umaga-Jensen.
Goodhue has undergone scans that confirmed he suffered a significant knee injury, includes an ACL rupture.
The franchise revealed the 25-year-old will require surgery which could put him on the sidelines for the rest of 2021.
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Meanwhile, Joe Moody might not need surgery to the foot he injured during a scrum against the Hurricanes last weekend.
The Crusaders’ official statement read: “Joe Moody has had scans which have confirmed a significant injury to the soft tissues at the base of his big toe.
“At this stage, surgery is not required but this will be reviewed by a specialist in two weeks’ time. A return to play time-frame will become clearer at that time,”
The statement added: “Jack Goodhue has also had scans which have confirmed a significant knee injury, including an ACL rupture. He will require surgery, and is not expected to be available for any further rugby in 2021,”