Medical update

With the Ospreys returning to Guinness PRO12 action on Friday night, the medical team has issued a medical update following a number of injuries to players in recent weeks.

Chris Towers, Medical Performance Manager, commented on the following players:

Brendon Leonard

“Brendon will miss this week’s match with a minor hamstring injury. We are optimistic about his availability for the Munster game next weekend.”

Josh Matavesi

“Josh suffered a shoulder injury in the Newcastle match almost three weeks ago. He is doing well in his rehab at this point, but we’ll be in a better position to confirm his return to play in a couple of weeks.”

Rob McCusker

“He suffered a significant ankle ligament injury in the Wasps match, the extent of which was confirmed by scans at the start of the week. Following investigations, the opinion is that surgery will ensure the best outcome for Rob, and he is likely to be out of action for at least the next 12 weeks.”

Scott Otten

“Scott damaged knee ligaments against Wasps and, given the nature of the injury, we expect him to be out for a period in the region of six to eight weeks.”

Ma’afu Fia 

Ma’afu is continuing his recovery from an ankle injury picked up last month in the Lyon match. While he continues to progress well, further imaging has confirmed that the damage was worse than originally feared and we are looking at a return to play around the end of March, early April.”