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Highlanders lose Emery for the Super Rugby season


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Dunedin based Super Rugby franchise the Highlanders have lost Jason Emery for the rest of the Super Rugby season.

Emery is the second player that the Highlanders have lost for the season and he has been ruled out after rupturing his Achilles playing for the Highlanders Braveheart’s against the Crusader Knights in the curtain raiser to Saturday night’s match.

Emery will miss the entire years’ action as he rehabs the injury post-surgery. Emery will join Hayden Parker on the side lines for 2017 and continues a bad run of injuries for the Southern based club.

“I really feel for Jason, he has looked very sharp through preseason and was looking to make it a big year. I know he is a positive guy and he will work hard to come back from this and get back to fitness for 2018.” said Head Coach Tony Brown.

Currently without senior players Ben Smith, Ash Dixon, Dan Pryor, Shane Christie, Luke Whitelock and Marty Banks head coach Tony Brown was remaining positive “unfortunately injuries are part of the game and while we are having our depth tested currently, we have faith in the resilience and talent within our squad. On the up side hopefully our few of our senior players will be back soon”.

The Highlanders will play the Blues at Eden Park this Saturday.

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