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Larkham done for season?

April 18, 2006

ABC reports:

Larkham out for up to six weeks

Brumbies and Wallabies fly half Stephen Larkham's injured hamstring could keep him sidelined for the remainder of the Super 14 rugby union season.

Scans have revealed a grade two tear which is likely to sideline him for four to six weeks.

Larkham - who was injured in Sunday night's loss to the Waratahs - is aiming to return in the Brumbies' final regular season match against the Crusaders.

"That's best case scenario, so the scenario is four to six weeks," he said.

"Four weeks is that last game, but I'm certainly hoping to get there for that last game."

While he is hopeful of a return for the finals, he conceded there was no guarantee he would be fit.

"Judging by the results from the MRI and how bad it is, if it really is as bad as the MRI says then six weeks is probably conservative actually."

Brumbies coach Laurie Fisher said Gene Fairbanks would start at fly half against the Hurricanes this weekend.

Larkham should be available for selection for the Wallabies' clash with England in Sydney on June 11.

Source: ABC


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