The injury-plagued Australian flanker David Pocock will miss the ACT Brumbies' Super Rugby clash at the Chiefs on Friday after suffering an ankle sprain on his latest return to action.
Pocock suffered a grade-one syndesmosis injury during Friday's season-opening 47-3 win over the Queensland Reds in Canberra, his first Super Rugby fixture in 12 months.
Pocock says obviously it's a disappointing outcome and not what he wanted, having spent a long time out... but it's treatable and he knows he's in good hands with the Brumbies medical team.
The 26-year-old, twice shortlisted for the world player of the year award, has barely featured for club or country in the last two years after suffering two serious knee injuries.
Meanwhile the Melbourne Rebels number eight Scott Higginbotham has had his citing for stamping Richie McCaw in their win over the Crusdares thrown out.
The judiciary decided it wasn't intentional.