Waratahs winger Lachie Turner will miss the entire Super Rugby season after discovering he will need surgery to repair his damaged hamstring
Turner tore his hamstring and sustained tendon damage when his leg got caught in a ruck as he was cleared out during the Waratahs’ trial match against Samoa A on Friday.
The 24-year-old is facing six months on the sidelines as a result, meaning he will miss the Wallabies mid-year Tests too.
There was some good news for the Sydney outfit on the injury front, with winger Drew Mitchell (ankle) in line for a return in the Waratahs opening Super Rugby clash in two weeks time while Wycliff Palu (hamstring) and Benn Robinson (knee) should be available for Friday’s final warm-up game.
Captain Rocky Elsom (hamstring) has already been ruled out of the start of the season, with a return slated for March. Experinced lock Dan Vickerman is due back from a shoulder injury in April.