VIDEO: Sopoaga injury gives Highlanders a scare
Sopoaga left Friday night’s clash against the Chiefs just six minutes into the game, hobbling off the field after going down with a non-contact injury following a routine kick.
The 27-year-old confirmed on Twitter that the injury was not as bad as it looked.
I'm allgood not my Achilles. Probably just gout 😂😂😂🤦♂️🤦♂️🤦♂️. Back at it in two weeks
— Lima Sopoaga (@LimaSopoaga) March 30, 2018
Highlanders coach Aaron Mauger confirmed the same during a post-match interview.
“He’s just jammed a couple of bones up, so not as bad as we first thought when he came off,” said Mauger.
“It didn’t look good, did it? It was a little bit concerning but hopefully it’s not too bad and we’ll get more of an idea tomorrow.”