Kurtley Beale has had “successful” surgery on his injured knee on Monday
The utility back joined Wasps last week on a lucrative one-year contract
The 27-year-old is still expected to be out a minimum six months
Wasps new signing Kurtley Beale has had “successful” knee surgery in Australia this Monday but is still expected to be out six months at a minimum.
Beale injured his patella after falling awkwardly in the opening minute of the Waratahs’ win over the Bulls in Sydney on Saturday.
“The procedure went well with a good fixation of the patella tendon back onto the patella bone,” the Waratahs said in a media release.
“Beale will remain sidelined for four to six months and will spend the next six weeks in a range of motion braces.”
The injury ends Beale’s final season with the Waratahs prematurely while ruling him out of the June internationals against England and at least part of the southern hemisphere Rugby Championship which starts in August.