Prop Ben Daley and halfback Ben Lucas have added to the Queensland Reds’ season of woes with news they’ll require lengthy rehab for serious injuries.
Queensland prop Ben Daley and halfback Ben Lucas face lengthy rehabilitation periods after both suffered injuries in the Reds’ season-ending Super Rugby loss to the NSW Waratahs.
Daley dislocated his shoulder in a scrum collapse in the late stages of the game, with scans revealing damage to his rotator cuff.
He will have exploratory surgery next week to determine the full extent of the damage.
Lucas suffered an articular defect in his right knee joint during the opening stages of the match and had surgery on Tuesday.
He will be out of action for eight weeks.
The pair join a lengthy list of Reds players undergoing rehabilitation, including Quade Cooper (shoulder/hip), Blake Enever (biceps), Anthony Fainga’a (calf), Chris Feauai-Sautia (shoulder), Nick Frisby (jaw), Will Genia (ankle), Eddie Quirk (knee), Dom Shipperley (ankle) and Aidan Toua (pectoral/hamstring).