Beale stretchered off with knee injury

Date published: May 14 2016

Waratahs, Australia and Wasps supporters will be concerned after Kurtley Beale was stretchered off in the first minute against the Bulls on Saturday.

Beale landed awkwardly after jumping to compete for a high ball after 26 seconds in Sydney and was unable to get back to his feet, calling for the medical staff before leaving the field on a stretcher.

Wasps announced on Friday that they had signed Beale on a two-year contract ahead of the 2016/2017 season.

Medical reports after Beale left the field initially suggested that he had damaged his posterior cruciate ligament, although a later report then stated that the area of concern was Beale’s patella tendon, with the inside centre taken to hospital for scans.

Beale if fit is likely to feature in Australia three-Test series against England next month.

Daryl Gibson told reporters afterwards: “Kurtley has suffered a significant injury to patella tendon. Until he has scans we won’t know more.”