Wallabies lose Freier for up to two months
Australian Wallabies hooker Adam Freier will be out of rugby for up to eight weeks after rupturing the medial
ligament in his left foot during the first half of Australia’s Cook Cup triumph over England last Saturday.
An MRI scan confirmed the news for the Waratahs hooker, who returned home following Australia’s 25-point
win at the weekend.
Freier will not be able to put weight on the foot for four weeks however the injury does not require
The 26-year-old will wear a protective boot for two weeks but returned to the gym at the Waratahs training
“I’ve started some upper body weights and hope to get on the exercise bike in a couple of weeks,” said
“At the moment I’ve just got to rest it and keep icing it up. I’m obviously extremely disappointed but when
you get an injury like this, it’s a good opportunity to move forward in other areas,” he said.
“(Wallabies Restarts Coach) Michael Foley has given me a good program for my lineout throwing and John has
indicated that I’ll be able to join the squad at various times during my recovery,” he added.
Freier remains optimistic about his chances of returning for the final Tri-Nations matches.
“The medical staff have told me that the recovery can be anywhere from six to ten weeks for this type of
injury, but I should be into some kind of light running activity in four weeks.
It’s a bit of a long shot but you’ve got to stay positive and I’m going to target the final games of the
Tri-Nations series,” said Freier.
Meanwhile, Prop Rodney Blake is likely to miss the Wallabies’ Tri-Nations opener against New Zealand in
Christchurch after results from an MRI scan on his injured ankle revealed a Syndesmosis sprain.
Blake was injured in the 27th minute of Saturday’s victory over England and faces up to three weeks on the