Reds Suffer Major Blow as Wallaby Harry Wilson Sidelined with Broken Arm

The Queensland Reds have been dealt a significant blow as Wallabies number eight Harry Wilson undergoes surgery for a broken arm, sidelining him for around eight weeks. This setback comes at a crucial juncture in the Super Rugby Pacific season and could impact Wilson’s chances of an international recall.

Reds Dealt Blow as Wallabies Star Harry Wilson Undergoes Surgery for Broken Arm

In a significant setback for the Queensland Reds, Wallabies number eight Harry Wilson has undergone surgery after breaking his arm during Saturday’s clash with the Melbourne Rebels at Suncorp Stadium. The 24-year-old, who was in fine form for the Brisbane-based outfit and aiming for an international recall after last representing the Wallabies in 2022, is expected to be sidelined for around eight weeks.

Reds Confirm Wilson’s Surgery

The Reds issued a statement on Monday, confirming that Wilson had “successfully undergone surgery on the broken right arm he sustained against the Melbourne Rebels last Friday night.” The Reds’ head coach, Les Kiss, acknowledged the loss of their influential back-rower, stating, “We’re not getting lost in the ladder… but we’ve put a bit of a gap on the others now.”

Significant Blow for Reds’ Season

Wilson’s absence will be a significant blow for the Reds, who currently sit fifth on the Super Rugby Pacific table with 31 points from 11 matches. The team will travel to Suva this weekend to take on the eighth-placed Fijian Drua, a notoriously difficult opponent on home soil.

“We’re not getting lost in the ladder… but we’ve put a bit of a gap on the others now.” – Les Kiss, Reds head coach

Wilson’s Impressive Form

Despite the setback, Wilson has been one of the standout number eights in the rugby union gameplay throughout the 2024 Super Rugby Pacific campaign. His impressive performances, along with the potent back-row combination he has formed with flankers Fraser McReight and Liam Wright, have been key to the Reds’ success this season.

Potential Wallabies Recall

The Wallabies are set to face Wales in a two-Test series in Sydney and Melbourne on July 6 and 13, respectively, before taking on Georgia in Sydney on July 20. While Wilson will miss the remainder of the Super Rugby Pacific season due to his injury, he will be hoping that his strong form prior to the setback will earn him a call-up to new Wallabies head coach Joe Schmidt’s squad for the mid-year internationals.

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