Kurtley Beale injury update

Having been injured playing for the NSW Waratahs in their round 12 Super Rugby match against the Blue Bulls in mid-May, Beale is recovering well ahead of his move to Wasps.

The 27-year old Wallaby tore his patella tendon within the first minute of the match after contesting a high ball, and following successful surgery, received an initial prognosis of six months out of the game.
 
The first six weeks following surgery were spent in a knee brace, and since then Beale has returned to the NSW Waratahs to continue his rehabilitation, which has progressed well.
 
The NSW Waratahs have been in close communication with the Wasps medical team throughout the process in order to facilitate an effective handover of care, which is due to take place in mid-August.
 
As Beale continues his recovery in Sydney, Wasps’ Director of Rugby Dai Young said “It’s never good news when a player is sidelined for a lengthy period, but Kurtley’s prognosis was better than first expected when he was helped from the field and his recovery has been positive so far.
 
“Our medical team at Wasps have been in close contact with their counterparts at the NSW Waratahs and we’re happy that Kurtley is moving in the right direction.
 
“We’re all looking forward to Kurtley joining up with the squad in mid-August, but our priority is the player’s welfare.  Firstly, we have to make sure that he’s ready to travel, before then making sure that he is fit to play. None of that will happen overnight but we’re pleased that his rehabilitation is on track and we’ll continue to monitor his situation closely.”