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Brumbies suffer multiple injuries in Super rugby opener




Brumbies star David Pocock’s playing future could be in doubt after he suffered another head knock in the Canberra side’s 27-34 loss to the Rebels.

Pocock suffered head and neck problems last year on the Wallabies end of year tour which prevented him from playing against England.

Pocock could have to sit out the Brumbies clash against the Chiefs next weekend due to the injury that happened after he was inadvertently bumped in the head by Dane Haylett-Petty’s elbow in a tackle.

The flanker was taken off the field for a precautionary Head injury assessment which he did not pass.

“He failed his HIA, so there is a concussion there,” said Brumbies head coach Dan McKellar.

“He’s obviously had a concussion on the spring tour as well so we’ll just do what’s in the best interest of Dave.”

The Brumbies have also lost winger Toni Pulu after he fractured cheekbone in a head clash in the season opener.

Pulu, who lasted less than 10 minutes in the match will have surgery on Monday for the injury which will keep him on the sidelines for an extended period.

The Brumbies also have an injury concern over their other star winger Henry Speight who left the field with a hip complaint.

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