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Hurricanes lose Jane and Lowe for six weeks

Jane will miss the All Blacks tests against Ireland

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Article Published: Saturday 19 May 2012|

The Hurricanes and have lost All Black winger Cory Jane and Karl Lowe for the next six weeks of Super Rugby due to injuries sustained playing against the Brumbies.

Cory Jane left the field in the 24th minute of the Hurricanes match against the Brumbies on Friday and his injury as well as Lowe's have been assessed by the Hurricanes medical team.

Jane had scans on his ankle today which demonstrate a high ankle sprain. He is expected to be out for approximately six weeks. It is not the same ankle he was ruled out with before the Crusaders game in April.

Flanker Karl Lowe has injured the medial ligament of the right knee. The injury was sustained in the final minutes of the game. Lowe he is expected to be on the side line for four to six weeks.

Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett said, "It is disappointing for both CJ and Lowey to be out with injury but we have been in this situation before and it means the other guys need to step up which they will do. "

"Our medical team will monitor the two closely and work with them to get them back on the park when ready.

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