Pumas lose Lobbe to knee injury
September 26, 2011
Argentina's Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe limps off against Scotland © Getty Images
Argentina vice-captain Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe has been ruled out of the remainder to the Rugby World Cup with a knee injury.
The Pumas No.8 limped off in the first half of his side's 13-12 victory over Scotland on Sunday and it was later confirmed that he had torn his cruciate ligament in his left knee. The injury will keep the Toulon back-row player on the sidelines for six months.
Coach Santiago Phelan has yet to announce a replacement for Fernandez Lobbe.
The Pumas, who departed for Palmerston North on Monday for their final Pool B clash with Georgia, have already lost Gonzalo Tiesi to a sprained ankle. However Rodrigo Roncero, who pulled a muscle in his left thigh, is expected to recover in the next few days.
Juan Manuel Leguizamon sprained his ankle and suffered a blow to an eye against Scotland but neither injury is thought to be serious while Felipe Contepomi will rest his sore ribs over the next week.
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