Wallabies and Waratahs wing Drew Mitchell will be sidelined for four months because of an ongoing ankle injury.
Mitchell confirmed the news on Twitter on Thursday, saying: ‘So I now have some spare time on my hands, saw a specialist today who confirmed I’ll be watching for another 4 months at least.’
The 27-year-old was only expected to be out for a month, but after seeing a specialist in Melbourne this week, it’s been confirmed that he will be sidelined until July. This means he can feature in the play-offs if the Waratahs qualify, but he will miss the majority of their Super Rugby campaign and the Wallabies’ June Test series against Wales.
Mitchell has had a poor run with injures since last year. He broke his ankle during Super Rugby in 2011 before suffering a hamstring injury during the World Cup last October.