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The Melbourne based Rebels Super Rugby franchise will contest the rest of the season without winger Dom Shipperley who has been ruled out due to injury.

Scans have revealed that 25-year-old Shipperley ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee in the first half of the #Rebels loss to the #Hurricanes.

Shipperley scored the Rebels 100th try at AAMI Park in the seventh minute at AAMI Park on Friday but then had to he helped from the field nine minutes later after injuring his knee in a tackle.

“We’re shattered for Dom, he’s been a consistent performer during the first-half of the year for the Rebels, but unfortunately a contact injury has prematurely ended his Super Rugby season,” Rebels General Manager Baden Stephenson said.

“The Rebels will make sure that we support Dom throughout his rehabilitation process and look forward to seeing him back big, stronger and better than ever.”

Shipperley has made 19 appearances for the Rebels since joining the club from the Queensland Reds in 2014.

In other injury news, Mitch Inman will miss 3-5 weeks after suffering a hand injury in the Rebels victory over the Waratahs in Round Six.

Colby Fainga’a will be available for selection this week after overcoming an elbow injury which has sidelined the flanker since the team’s opening round victory over the Western Force.

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