Rebels hooker Jordan Uelese to miss remainder of Super Rugby season

Jordan Uelese ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament
Jordan Uelese ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament
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Melbourne Rebels hooker Jordan Uelese has been ruled out of the remainder of the Super Rugby season after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament.

The 21-year-old sustained the blow during the recently concluded contest against Blues at Eden Park last weekend where he featured for just 10 minutes before injuring his left knee during a tackle.

Uelese underwent a scan following the game and now will undergo a lengthy rehabilitation period that will keep him out of the remainder of the season.

General Manager – Professional Rugby and Pathways Nick Ryan expressed disappointment on the news but insisted that the club will extend its full support on his recovery phase.

“The news of Jordan’s injury is incredibly disappointing for everyone involved in Australian and Victorian rugby, the Rebels, but foremost for Jordan,” Ryan said.

“Jordan is a respected member of the Melbourne Rebels playing group, and someone who has showed great resilience and dedication to his rehabilitation to return from a shoulder injury this season.

“His resilience will be tested yet again, but we are confident that Jordan will apply himself to the process to get himself back to playing, meanwhile supporting his teammates as we look to chase our bit of history this Super Rugby season.

“The club has great faith in quality players such as Anaru Rangi and Nathan Charles to lead the way for the rest of our campaign.”

The 10-20 win over Blues saw Rebels consolidate their second position in Australian Conference.

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