Brooker set to go under surgeon's knife
March 9, 2012
The players show their concern for Chris Brooker © Getty Images
Harlequins have confirmed that Chris Brooker is to undergo the surgeon's knife after suffering a serious injury in last Friday's clash with Newcastle.
Brooker injured his knee in the first-half of the match after seemingly trapping it awkwardly under a mound of players. Physios were then said to be attempting to put his knee back in place on the field resulting in a lengthy stoppage mid-game.
And Harlequins have now confirmed that Brooker will miss the rest of the season with the injury and will have surgery next week.
The Quins statement read: "During last Friday night's match in Newcastle, Chris Brooker unfortunately injured his left knee. The injury was severe and Chris was taken to hospital where he was well looked after and monitered by the medical staff.
"Chris was seen by a consultant on Monday and had some preliminary investigations. He is now at home resting. Chris is scheduled to have surgery next week and regrettably will miss the remainder of the season.
"Everyone at Harlequins wishes Chris all the very best for a full recovery."
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