Joe Moody has had scans which have confirmed a significant injury to the soft tissues at the base of his big toe. At this stage, surgery is not required but this will be reviewed by a specialist in two weeks’ time. A return to play time-frame will become clearer at that time.
Jack Goodhue has also had scans which have confirmed a significant knee injury, including an ACL rupture. He will require surgery, and is not expected to be available for any further rugby in 2021.
The update follows a week of bad injury news to come out of Super Rugby Aotearoa clubs. Ardie Savea is out for up to 8 weeks with a knee injury and the Highlanders' Connor Garden-Bachop will miss the remainder of the season with a broken wrist.