New injury for Brumbies captain David Pocock

Brumbies captain David Pocock will miss this week’s second round Super Rugby match against the Chiefs due to an injury he sustained playing against the Reds in Canberra.

Pocock missed Brumbies training on Monday after receiving a grade-one syndesmosis injury on Friday’s Super Rugby opener and it is not know how long he will be out of action.

The former Wallabies says that he is focused on getting his ankle right so that he can return to the playing field as soon as possible.

“Obviously it’s a disappointing outcome and not what I wanted, having spent a long time out. But it’s treatable and I know I’m in good hands here with the Brumbies medical team,” Pocock said.

Head Coach Stephen Larkham said it was disappointing for Pocock but he expected him back at full fitness soon.

“It’s definitely a blow for Dave, having worked so hard to get back to full fitness and then to have played as well as he did on Friday,” Larkham said.

“But it’s a long season, this is contact sport and these sorts of injuries are quite common. It’s in no way related to his knee and we are going to approach it week by week to see when he’s ok to play again.

“Dave has been positive about this set back and while he’d rather be on the flight to New Zealand with the team than rehabbing in a moonboot, we are optimistic he’ll be back soon.”

Pocock’s ankle will be assessed each week until he is ready to return to playing with the Brumbies.

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