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Crusaders Mid Season Injury Update

Three long-term injured Crusaders have returned to full training and are on track to be selectable for the Round 8 versus the Waratahs. They’ve been working diligently through their rehabilitation and recovery and are absolutely stoked to hit the ground running post-bye. 


Fergus Burke injured his achilles in October’s NPC quarterfinal between Canterbury and Auckland. He’s been working hard to get ahead of his rehab schedule, eager to take the field for as many minutes as possible before he hangs up his Crusaders boots and replaces them with Saracens ones. 


Brodie McAlister dislocated his patella (knee cap) during the pre-season game versus the Highlanders in February. He’s been in full training mode recently, looking stronger than ever.  


Ethan Blackadder is back from a calf strain, running at full tilt and ready to take names.


These three are all set to make a huge impact when they take the field. 


Others are making excellent progress and we expect to see them return to the field in the next few weeks, including Scott Barrett, Tamaiti Williams and Leigh Halfpenny.