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Nanai-Williams set for surgery

18th July 2013 18:59


Tim Nanai Williams Chiefs 2013

Surgery: Tim Nanai-Williams

Chiefs centre Tim Nanai-Williams is set to miss the remainder of the Super Rugby playoffs after requiring knee surgery.

Nanai-Williams has also been dealing with a long-term groin injury which he will now address whilst awaiting the results of an MRI scan on his knee.

The new means that the outside centre will miss the remainder of the Super Rugby season and is now in doubt with regards to his participation in the NPC with Counties Manukau.

"My groin has been an ongoing thing for the last two years and I think it has reached its end and it's probably a pretty good time to get it all fixed up and get the knee done as well," said Nanai-Williams to Fairfax Media.

"It's come at a bad time to be honest. I wish I did it in a final or something like that but I guess that's just rugby, that's the way it is, you get the ups and downs so I guess I've just got to prepare myself for next year now.

"It sort of just got bent right underneath. I got up out of the ruck and felt quite wobbly, but I got the physio to just strap it so I could keep running.

"I thought it would be all right but didn't figure till after the game that it wasn't all right.

"I think I did more damage by keeping on playing on it. I knew [at the time] it was sore and I knew it was kind of bad but just wanted to keep playing for the boys to make sure we got that win.

"With all the stepping and stuff it's the main muscle that gets you swerving and things so I'm actually lucky I've played this long with that pain."

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