SKG Radiology Western Force mid-season Super Rugby injury update

Fri, Apr 12, 2024, 6:00 AM
by Ben Somerford
Harry Hoopert at Force training
Harry Hoopert at Force training

The Western Force today provides a mid-season injury update for the 2024 Super Rugby Pacific squad upon the Club’s Round 8 bye.

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The team returns to action on Saturday 20 April against the Crusaders at HBF Park from 5:35pm WST. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster.

Props Angus Wagner and Siosifa Amone will return to play in Perth club rugby this weekend for UWA and Associates respectively. Wagner is recovering from a pre-season knee operation and Amone from a thumb repair.

Both will benefit from the experience of playing competitive rugby as they enter a build-up phase towards Super Rugby availability.

Loosehead Harry Hoopert is making great strides and will return to training with the team following the bye weekend with a view to return in the next couple of weeks. He had an LCL repair after injuring his knee in an internal pre-season trial match.

Force captain Jeremy Williams sustained a calf strain in the win against the Reds and has made quick progress. Williams and fellow lock Izack Rodda are ramping up their running and rehab during the bye week to resume team training in Round 9.

Rodda has been the consummate professional with his diligence and attention to detail in his rehab from a quad tear that occurred just prior to Round 1.

Michael Wells has been working hard to recover from knee bone bruising and is also on track to resume team training following the bye week.

Reesjan Pasitoa and Felix Kalapu continue to put the work into their rehab, which should see both of them return in the later rounds of Super Rugby from an elbow dislocation and hamstring repair.

Front-rower Atu Moli is currently putting plans in place with medical staff around ongoing hip issues.

Harry Potter has had successful ankle surgery following a sydnesmosis injury versus the Drua in Round 6 that will unfortunately cause him to miss the rest of the Super Rugby season.

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