Carter ruled out for up to three months

Wallabies and Brumbies backrower Sam Carter will miss the next three months of rugby after he injured his knee playing for the Brumbies against the Bulls last week.

The Brumbies beat the Bulls 22-16 on Friday last week and now scans have revealed that Carter has a torn medial ligament which usually takes around 12 weeks to recover from.

The injury means that Carter, who played 11 tests for Australia last year, will miss the rest of the Super Rugby season and Australia matches before the Rugby World Cup which starts in September. Carter

Carter had lengthy treatment on the pitch at Canberra Stadium on Friday after twisting his knee joint and then tried to play on but soon realised he had to come off.

“Like any test player, international player, it’s going to be a loss to your team,” Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham told Reuters.

“He had a bit of a spell out of the game but I thought the last couple of weeks he’s really played exceptionally well.

“But I think we’re lucky we’ve got good experience in the second row with Blake Enever and Rory Arnold.

“I think those guys have gained enough experience throughout the year to be able to fill the shoes that Carts leaves.”

The emergence of towering lock Arnold has been a major boost to the Brumbies this year and a Wallabies call-up for the Rugby Championship would not be out of the question.

Lock forward is a department where Australia coach Michael Cheika does not have the resources he has in other areas of his squad.

The Brumbies head to Perth to play Western Force in their penultimate match next weekend before rounding out the regular season at home to the Canterbury Crusaders

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