16 Jun 2012

TJ Perenara out for 6 months

3:14 pm on 16 June 2012

The Hurricanes dymanic halfback TJ Perenara has broken his ankle and his Super Rugby season is over.

20-year-old Perenara, who many considered was close to All Black selection, broke his ankle in a friendly match against the Queensland Reds on the Sunshine Coast last night.

Perenara, who had surgery in Brisbane today, is expected to be out of action for 4 to 6 months.

The injury happened in the 78th minute of the match when the halfback landed awkwardly in a tackle while scoring a try.

Chris Eaton and Frae Wilson will now be the Hurricanes halfbacks for the remainder of the season.