The Hurricanes will be without Ardie Savea for the majority of the 2020 Vodacom Super Rugby season due to a serious knee injury that needs corrective surgery.
The star flank sustained the injury during the All Blacks’ World Cup semi-final defeat to England and has since revealed that he will be sidelined for at least five to six months in 2020.
Savea shared the news via his personal Instagram page, saying he is ‘gutted’ to have to undergo surgery.
‘Thought I’d let you guys know that I’ll be getting surgery on my knee that I injured in the semifinal.
‘Unfortunately will be out for 5-6 months so will miss the majority of the Super Rugby season with my Canes brothers.
‘Pretty guttered [sic] when I found out even though I thought I’d be sweet if something like this happened. I’m good now just been partying and relaxing and now will wait for surgery.
‘Looking forward to the journey of rehabbing my knee and trying to get back on the field and supporting and helping the Canes in any way I can.’
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