Pat Lambie has confirmed that he could be ruled out for up to nine months after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury in the European Champions Cup final on Saturday.
The Racing 92 flyhalf was forced to leave the field in the third minute of the match against Leinster, who went on to win 15-12.
Lambie will go for scans on Monday to determine the extent of the injury.
‘I am not all that uncomfortable right now, but the diagnosis doesn’t look all that good, but we will wait and see on Monday for confirmation,’ he said after the game. ‘Double disappointment having to leave the field through injury and Racing were unlucky not to get over the line after leading for the majority of the match.’
When asked whether his season was over, Lambie confirmed.
‘It looks like it, yes, like I said the diagnosis isn’t great, I have to wait and see after the MRI scans on Monday and we’ll take it from there, but by the sounds of things, I won’t be playing for a month or for a few months. The speculation is that I have done my ACL ligament, that is six to nine months, I guess.
‘It is a long road of recovery, but it is not the end, I will be back. Exactly when, I am not sure.’
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