Brumbies flanker David Pocock will miss his side's clash with the Chiefs in New Plymouth on Friday due to an ankle injury.
Pocock received a grade-one syndesmosis to his ankle during Friday’s win over the Reds in Canberra.
Pocock did not train with the main squad on Monday. He said it was now a matter of getting his ankle right for a quick return to the field.
“Obviously it’s a disappointing outcome and not what I wanted, having spent a long time out. But it’s treatable and I know I’m in good hands here with the Brumbies medical team,” Pocock told the Brumbies' official website.
Brumbies head coach Stephen Larkham said it was disappointing for Pocock but he expected him back at full fitness soon.
“It’s definitely a blow for Dave, having worked so hard to get back to full fitness and then to have played as well as he did on Friday,” he said.
“But it’s a long season, this is contact sport and these sorts of injuries are quite common. It’s in no way related to his knee and we are going to approach it week by week to see when he’s ok to play again.
“Dave has been positive about this set back and while he’d rather be on the flight to New Zealand with the team than rehabbing in a moonboot, we are optimistic he’ll be back soon.”
Pocock’s ankle will be assessed each week until he is ready to return to playing with the Brumbies.