David Pocock will not be part of the Australian team for the remainder of the Rugby Championships.
He suffered an injury during the Australian team 36-20 win over Argentina last Saturday night. Pocock had to come off in the 35th minute of the game against Argentina and had to undergo scans to determine the seriousness of the injury he had gotten during the match.
The scans confirmed that he had broken his hand and thereby he will not be taking part in the two Rugby Championship tests against Argentina in London and South Africa in Pretoria. This is sad news for all Pocock fans.
David Pocock tried to complete the game with the broken hand, but his coach Michael Cheika did not want to risk him and had to keep him off from playing. Michael said that the injured hand was swollen badly and it was very difficult to move the hand. Michael stopped him from playing and took him off, even though Pocock wanted to continue.
The hand injury is the latest of injuries that has plagued Pocock’s career. He has seen a lot of injuries in his playing career. Pocock had to carry out two consecutive knee reconstructions apart from correcting a fractured eye socket. He also had his share of worries with ankle and calf injuries. Pocock will be taking adieu from the game in 2017 and Saturday’s match against Argentina was his last appearance on home soil. This is why he wanted to continue for the whole match.
Pocock was replaced by flanker McMahon from the Rebel side. He showed some class and great form during the game and impressed his coach Michael. His coach said that McMahon was outstanding with a couple of the carries and this helped Australia gain a front foot in the game.