Black Ferns' Michaela Blyde in tears after partner Aidan Ross' season-ending injury
Black Ferns Sevens player Michaela Blyde broke down in tears when she was told of a serious injury to her rugby playing partner.
Blyde was celebrating New Zealand's 45-0 thrashing of Kenya in its opening match at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast on Friday night when her mother informed her that her partner, Chiefs prop Aidan Ross, had suffered a serious ankle injury in Wellington.
"There has been a bit of an issue with my partner back at home, he's just broken his ankle in the Chiefs-Hurricanes game, it kind of breaks my heart," Blyde told TVNZ following the victory over Kenya.
Ross was carried off Westpac Stadium with a season-ending ankle injury during Friday's 25-13 loss to the Hurricanes.
An emotional Blyde, who was consoled by her mother, was devastated for her partner.
"Being a rugby player and having that bond we know what it is like when it comes to injuries but he'll be OK. I just got to play that extra 10 per cent for him as well."
Blyde did just that in New Zealand's second match against South Africa when she scored a try in the 41-0 victory to give the Kiwis a perfect start to their Gold Coast campaign.