Brumbies flank David Pocock will be out of action for three months after having minor knee surgery.
Pocock took a year-long sabbatical from Australian rugby, but played for the Panasonic Wild Knights in Japan between August and January.
He featured in the recent Top League final, which the Wild Knights lost 12-8 to Suntory Sungoliath.
‘Upon David Pocock’s return from playing in Japan he sought advice for a complaint with his knee,’ a Brumbies’ statement said.
‘Following consultation with his orthopaedic surgeon, the Brumbies and David were informed that it would be in the best interest of both parties that he underwent a minor operative procedure.
‘The surgery took place yesterday, Saturday, 20 January, and identified damage to his meniscus. His timeline for return to play is up to three months. After appropriate post-operative rehabilitation, David is expected to make a full recovery.’
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