Another Reds back struck down

Tue, 08 Apr 2014 07:33
Large lachie turner

Reds outside back Lachlan Turner will be sidelined for five weeks following surgery to clean up loose cartilage in his ankle.

Reds outside back Lachlan Turner will be sidelined for five weeks following surgery to clean up loose cartilage in his ankle.
 
Turner joins wing Dom Shipperley and fullback Aidan Toua on the sideline, who have also been ruled out with injury in recent weeks.
 
The 15-cap Wallaby has scored two tries in five appearances for the Reds this season, playing on both wings and at fullback. 
 
A regular starter with the Brisbane-based in 2014, Turner missed last weekend’s match against the Western Force due to an ankle complaint and had surgery to correct the problem on Tuesday.
 
The former Waratah is expected to be available for selection in time for the Reds’ home clash with the Rebels in Round 14 on May 17.
 
Reds head coach Richard Graham said the absence of Turner’s experience in the back three would be a loss for the team.
 
"It is disappointing to lose Lachie," Graham said. 
 
"He has been playing very well and has offered some versatility among the back three.
 
"He suffered a fracture and dislocation of his ankle in early 2013. 
 
"Unfortunately some cartilage has come loose in the same ankle and is irritating the joint."
 
Turner joins several other Reds in the recovery room, including flank Liam Gill (hamstring - five weeks), prop Ben Daley (knee - two weeks), centre Samu Kerevi (ankle - two weeks), wing Chris Kuridrani (ankle - five weeks), Shipperley (hip flexor - two weeks) and Toua (pectoral - 12 weeks).
 
Fortunately for the Reds, the loss of Turner is offset by the return of 20-year old outside back Chris Feauai-Sautia, who has recovered from a hamstring injury. 
 
"We have a few boys out with injury at the moment, but we are fortunate to have Chris [Feauai-Sautia] and Saia [Fainga’a] returning from injury and available for selection this week. 
 
"We’ve obviously still got some depth within our squad, with a lot of the younger group having been exposed to the Reds A program," Graham added.
There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Fri, 06 May 2016
Crusaders v Reds 07h35 Christchurch
Brumbies v Bulls 09h40 Canberra
Griffons v Eagles 15h00 Welkom
EP Kings v Blue Bulls 16h00 Port Elizabeth
Sat, 07 May 2016
Sunwolves v Force 05h15 Tokyo
Chiefs v Highlanders 07h35 Hamilton
Waratahs v Cheetahs 09h40 Sydney
Leopards v Boland 12h30 Potchefstroom
Griquas v Border 13h00 Kimberley
Sharks v Hurricanes 13h00 Durban
Pumas v Namibia 13h00 Mpumalanga
Golden Lions v Free State Cheetahs 13h00 Randburg
Wasps v London Irish 14h30 Ricoh Arena
Worcester Warriors v Saracens 14h30 Sixways
Bath v Leicester Tigers 14h30 Recreation Ground
Gloucester v Northampton Saints 14h30 Kingsholm
Harlequins v Exeter Chiefs 14h30 Twickenham
Newcastle Falcons v Sale Sharks 14h30 Kingston Park
Zebre v Dragons 15h00 Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Munster v Scarlets 15h00 Thomond Park
Ospreys v Ulster 15h00 Liberty Stadium
Connacht v Glasgow Warriors 15h00 Sportsground
Edinburgh v Cardiff Blues 15h00 BT Murrayfield
Leinster v Treviso 15h00 RDS
Kings v Blues 15h05 Port Elizabeth
Sharks v Western Province 15h30 Durban
SUPER RUGBY
MORE LOGS
Pool AU
Team P W D L Pts
Rebels 9 5 0 4 23
Brumbies 9 5 0 4 21
Waratahs 8 4 0 4 21
Reds 9 2 1 6 12
Force 9 1 0 8 6
Pool NZ
Team P W D L Pts
Chiefs 9 8 0 1 37
Crusaders 8 7 0 1 32
Hurricanes 9 6 0 3 31
Highlanders 9 6 0 3 28
Blues 8 4 1 3 20
Pool SA1
Team P W D L Pts
Stormers 9 6 0 3 29
Bulls 8 6 1 1 28
Cheetahs 9 2 0 7 12
Sunwolves 8 1 0 7 7
Pool SA2
Team P W D L Pts
Lions 9 6 0 3 27
Sharks 9 4 1 4 23
Jaguares 8 1 0 7 7
Kings 7 1 0 6 4