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Ospreys Hanno Dirksen ruled out of action with ‘significant’ knee injury

  • Ospreys winger Hanno Dirksen is set to miss the rest of the season after sustaining a serious knee injury
  • The 25-year-old has featured prominently for the Welsh region this season
  • “We’ve spoken to several specialists and the view is it is in Hanno’s best interests to have the surgery now,” explained Ospreys physio Chris Towers
Ospreys Hanno Dirksen has been ruled out with a knee injury for the foreseeable future after coming off against Cardiff Blues last weekend in the 40-27 victory.

The winger scored two tries to move up to seventh in the region’s all-time list with 27 but left the field with a knee problem.

“We’ve spoken to several specialists and the view is it is in Hanno’s best interests to have the surgery now,” explained Ospreys physio Chris Towers.

“We’ve taken a long term view on what is best for Hanno’s career.

“At this stage we are probably looking at a post-op rehab process of around five to six months, it’s not something we can rush.”

There was more encouraging news after young second row Adam Beard was carted off on a medical buggy and prop Nicky Smith departed for a head injury assessment (HIA) with the pair in line to feature in the crucial final home match against Ulster on Saturday afternoon.

The Ospreys face the Irish region attempting to finish in the top six and gain a Champions Cup place for next season