St George Illawarra Dragons new signing Mose Masoe will miss the most of the 2016 season after suffering an ACL injury.
The 26 year-old made the move to the Dragons after spending two seasons in England with St Helens, in which he won the Super League title in 2014.
Tony Ayoub, the Dragons Head of Medical and Performance, has said that Mose and the club are devasted by the news that was confirmed by a scan last week.
“Unfortunately, we can confirm that Mose has suffered an ACL injury at training that will require surgery and a six month rehabilitation period,” Ayoub told the Dragons’ official website.
“He will undergo surgery in the next week and commence his rehabilitation program following that. It is devasting for Mose as well as all the players and staff here at the Club.”
Ayoub has said that this has come as a blow to the prop forward, who has put in a lot of effort in the off-season to get himself in top shape ahead of his NRL return.
“He has worked so hard since returning from England and had shed the kilograms to be as fit as he has even been in order to be ready to make a real impact for the Dragons in the NRL this year,” he said.
“Mose was simply taking a hit-up and stepped off his right leg at the defensive line and felt his knee give way. As can be expected, he is very disappointed but is extremely positive about his rehabilitation.”