Ben Smith set to miss remainder of season for Highlanders following injury

Ben Smith played 75 minutes during the game against Chiefs
Ben Smith played 75 minutes during the game against Chiefs
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Highlanders are likely to miss the services of New Zealand international Ben Smith for the remainder of the Super Rugby season following an injury.

Smith, who has played 76 Tests for the All Blacks played 75 minutes during the recently concluded Super Rugby game against Chiefs following which he was replaced by Josh McKay.

Highlanders assistant coach Glenn Delaney revealed the update on the 32-year-old and is expecting him to be sidelined for 'six to eight weeks'.

“Just a classic rugby incident where he got caught in a tackle and overextended,” he said.

“All the right things are being done and he’ll be back as quick as he can be with the right rehab.

“Six to eight weeks, from how the injury looked, you could say that was very lucky".

Highlanders are currently at the third place in the New Zealand Conference with four wins from 11 games and will take on Jaguares next in round 10 at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Saturday.

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