The Hurricanes dymanic halfback TJ Perenara has broken his ankle and his Super Rugby season is over.
20-year-old Perenara, who many considered was close to All Black selection, broke his ankle in a friendly match against the Queensland Reds on the Sunshine Coast last night.
Perenara, who had surgery in Brisbane today, is expected to be out of action for 4 to 6 months.
The injury happened in the 78th minute of the match when the halfback landed awkwardly in a tackle while scoring a try.
Chris Eaton and Frae Wilson will now be the Hurricanes halfbacks for the remainder of the season.