Queensland lose Lachie Turner to ankle injury

Last updated 20:26 08/04/2014

Relevant offers

Super Rugby

Lions heap more Super Rugby woe on the Queensland Reds in Brisbane Hurricanes beat Melbourne Rebels to go six straight in Super Rugby Blues have plan to contain Waratahs star Israel Folau in Sydney Giant midfield pairing could bring excitement for Chiefs against Cheetahs Japan test skipper Michael Leitch seeking experience with Chiefs Highlanders must find way out of Stormers' stranglehold in Super Rugby clash Super Rugby's burning questions: What should Steve Hansen be concerned about? Former All Black Brad Thorn linked with Super Rugby return at Queenland Reds Blues coach Sir John Kirwan backflips on resting All Blacks for NSW Waratahs clash Frans Steyn's appeal over tip tackle on Chiefs' Aaron Cruden delayed till next week

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