The Semi-Finals edition of the Casualty Ward will only list the teams still involved in the competition!
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Returned from Injury in the Semi Finals
Vaea Fifita (Hurricanes) – Back from a 3 week ban on the bench.
Matt Proctor (Hurricanes) – Came off with a pec tear in rd 16. Started as a late change in the team and played extremely well.
Ramiro Moyano (Jaguares) – Tore his soleus muscle (calf) on his left leg in rd 16. Recovered quicker than expected to take a spot on the bench, played a few minutes.
New Injuries Semi Finals:
Ryan Crotty (Crusaders) – Fractured his thumb after 49 minutes, had it operated on and is expected to miss eight weeks. Source.
Scott Barrett (Crusaders) – Fractured his index finger, out for six weeks. Source.
Richie Mo’unga (Crusaders) – Nursing a shoulder injury but is expected to recover. Source.
Joe Moody (Crusaders) – Nursing a shoulder injury but is expected to recover. Source.
Likely back for this week (Grand Finals):
Lucas Paulos (Jaguares) – Failed his concussion test in rd 18. Back in the tour squad this week.
Juan Manuel Leguizamon (Jaguares) – Picked up an injury during the warm up for rd 18 and did not take the field. Back in the tour squad in place of Francisco Gorrissen this week. Source.
Ongoing Injury List:
Ere Enari – Won’t be available for the quarter final due to an MCL injury he picked up in rd 17. Source.
Tim Perry – Pulled pregame with a flare up of his arm fracture. The medical staff ordered an x-ray. “There are more scans on it [to come],” Robertson said. “It’s still not 100 per cent healed. So how long he’s out for, we’re not sure. Source.
Javier Díaz – Suffered a tear to his left Adductor (groin) in rd 13, out for 3 to 4 weeks (rd 17-18). Source.
Gone for the season:
Manasa Mataele (Crusaders) – It has finally been confirmed that his season is over after rupturing his ACL. Hopefully he is back terrorising defences next season. Source here.
Israel Dagg (Crusaders) – Officially retired from rugby at age 30 due to his arthritic knee.
Tom Sanders (Crusaders) –Dislocated his shoulder in round 6. He has had surgery before round 8 and won’t be back for six months. Source.
Gonzalo Bertranou (Jaguares) – Dislocated his shoulder and is having an operation on the 22nd of February. No return date has been set, but generally it is a five month lay off (mid July at the earliest). Source here.
Bautista Delguy (Jaguares) – Had surgery for an ankle injury after round 5 and has been ruled out for 4 months. Gone for the season. Had screws removed from his left ankle and is training heavy in the gym. Source.
Matías Alemanno (Jaguares) – Had an operation on his big toe for a Hallux Valgus (bunion), back in the gym now. Source.
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Written by your local rugby nerd Harrison Dale.