Queensland lose Lachie Turner to ankle injury

Last updated 20:26 08/04/2014

Relevant offers

Super Rugby

Chiefs give the Crusaders a lesson in forward power in Hamilton Gifford: Stars keep slipping through the Blues' fingers Brumbies hold on to beat Rebels in Melbourne Serious injury concern for Chiefs' All Black lock Brodie Retallick after shoulder blow Hurricanes to rest All Blacks for Super Rugby clash with the Blues Stars keep slipping through Blues' fingers Cheetahs snatch last-gasp victory from Blues Hurricanes overpower Western Force for three wins in a row Highlanders do enough to claim first win over Queensland Reds since 2009 Higher expectations drive Chiefs in New Zealand Conference derby with Crusaders

The Queensland Reds have lost Wallabies winger Lachie Turner for five weeks due to ankle surgery in a blow ahead of their crunch Super Rugby match against the ACT Brumbies.

"It is disappointing to lose Lachie. He has been playing very well and has offered some versatility among the back three," Reds coach Richard Graham said in a statement on Tuesday.

"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."

Capped 15 times for Australia, the fleet-footed but injury-prone Turner missed the team's loss to Western Force last weekend due to ankle soreness.

The Reds have already lost Wallabies flanker Liam Gill to a hamstring complaint and another winger in Dom Shipperley to a hip problem among a raft of injuries.

Classy back Chris Feauai-Sautia and Wallabies hooker Saia Fainga'a are set to return from injury for the Reds, who are 3-4 heading into their home clash at Lang Park against the Australian conference-leading Brumbies. 

Ad Feedback

- Reuters

Special offers
Opinion poll

Which 2015 NZ Super Rugby team looks best?

Blues

Chiefs

Crusaders

Highlanders

Hurricanes

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content