Canterbury Rugby Club head coach Andy Pratt bemoans injury crisis
by Alex Hoad
Canterbury head coach Andy Pratt says he has never known an
injury crisis as bad as the one his squad is suffering at the
The city club were beaten 38-17 at home to National 2 South
leaders Worthing on Saturday and while Pratt said he would make no
excuses, he was missing several key players through injury.
Lock Tom Burns has been ruled out for 12 months with a torn
cruciate ligament. Matt Pinnock, Tom Rogers and Chris Hinkins are
on the sidelines for at least a month, while scrum-half Craig Tandy
broke his hand against Worthing.
Skipper Pete Kelly has a hamstring injury which may not be
risked while Tom Best is unavailable and scrum half Dave Marshall
doubtful for Canterbury's trip to Chinnor on Saturday.
Pratt (pictured) admitted: "We had four first-choice forwards
out and a couple of others last week. I’m not going to use it
as an excuse.
"Our squad is being tested, that’s for sure. We’ve always had
injuries but I’ve never known it to be this harsh before."
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