Surgery rules Hanno out

Hanno Dirksen will undergo knee surgery this weekend, ruling him out of action for up to six months.

The winger is to go under the knife to repair a cartilage problem in his right knee.

Ospreys Head Physio, Chris Towers, confirmed:

“We’ve spoken to several specialists and the view is that it is in Hanno’s best interests to have the surgery now. We’ve taken a long term view on what is best for Hanno’s career moving forward.

“At this stage we are probably looking at a post-op rehab process of around five to six months, it’s not something we can rush.”