Dixon set to miss Stormers clash

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 18:35
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INJURY UPDATE: All Black flank Elliot Dixon could miss the Highlanders' Super Rugby match against Stormers due to a knee infection.

According to the New Zealand online newspaper Stuff, Dixon woke up in a lot of pain and was hospitalised with a knee infection on Thursday.

Dixon was set to start on the openside flank for the Highlanders in their 40-15 win over the Sunwolves.

The sudden infection also means that he could miss the clash against Stormers in Dunedin.

His absence continued what has been a frustrating first nine rounds for the Highlanders in regard to injury problems to their loose forwards.

"He woke up with an infection in his leg so he's in hospital at the moment. We are just trying to get that under control, so he's an unlikely starter next week," Highlanders head coach Tony Brown revealed to the Stuff.co.za

"It blew up overnight and he was in all sorts of pain. He had to quickly get antibiotics into him and blood tests and ended up in hospital.

"He will be on antibiotics all week and hopefully we can get him right to get on the plane to South Africa." Brown added.

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