Warren Gatland returns to New Zealand after son suffers horrendous injury

Warren Gatland is making an emergency dash back home to New Zealand to be with his injured son.

Promising outside-half Bryn Gatland suffered a gruesome foot injury during the Highlanders’ 52-0 Super Rugby victory over the Sunwolves in Tokyo.

Gatland replaced Josh Ioane around the 60th minute of the contest, but was helped off the field by teammates in obvious discomfort towards the end of the match with a painful-looking foot injury.

A leading surgeon in Auckland believes he can operate and put the bones back together in the damaged foot to enable Gatland junior to resume his blossoming career.

“Bryn’s got a pretty major foot injury so he’s out for the season,” said Highlanders assistant coach Mark Hammett, the former Cardiff Blues head honcho.

“He’s broken at least two of the metatarsals, done his ligaments and displaced something so it’s not very good and he’ll definitely be in for an operation.”

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