If there was one thing Wallabies supporters were looking forward to in 2018 then it would have to be the return of their talisman David Pocock.
After a rugby sabbatical which saw the powerful flanker return to the country of his birth, Zimbabwe, the 29-year-old has since been playing rugby in Japan to get himself back up to speed ahead of his return to the Brumbies.
Pocock was expected to link up with his Brumbies teammates ahead of the new Super Rugby season which begins in just four weeks time but unfortunately for Wallabies and Brumbies supporters, the flanker requires surgery on his knee for an ongoing issue.
Pocock will undergo a “minor operative procedure” to solve damage to his meniscus, he is expected to make a full recovery but it does mean that he will be out for three months.
Upon David Pocock’s return from playing in Japan he sought advice for a complaint with his knee.
Following consultation with his orthopaedic surgeon, the Plus500 Brumbies and David were informed that it would be in the best interest of both parties that he underwent a minor operative procedure.
The surgery took place yesterday, Saturday 20 January, and identified damage to his meniscus. His timeline for return to play is up to three months.
After appropriate post-operative rehabilitation, David is expected to make a full recovery.
The 29-year-old should be able to get some game time under his belt for his club before Ireland travel to Australia to take on the Wallabies in a three-Test series in June.