May 20, 2013
Australia's Genia out for six months with knee injury
Australia scrumhalf Will Genia succumbed to the 'captain's curse' when he was ruled out of rugby for six months after he ruptured a knee ligament in the Wallabies' 26-19 win over South Africa today.
Genia limped off during the victory, Australia's first of the Rugby Championship, and he follows regular captain James Horwill (hamstring) and his initial stand-in David Pocock (knee) on to the sidelines for the rest of the southern hemisphere competition.
The 24-year-old's knee was strapped with a large ice pack and he required crutches to walk after the match in Perth. Scans on Sunday revealed he had ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament, a team spokesman said.
Local media reported he will be replaced by Brett Sheehan in the Wallabies' squad for their clash with Argentina next week on the Gold Coast.