New Connacht signing Santiago Cordero suffers ‘significant injury’


Connacht Rugby have this afternoon announced that new signing Santiago Cordero suffered a significant knee injury during a training session earlier this week and will be unavailable to play for a prolonged period as a result.

The Argentinian international will see a specialist over the coming days to determine the appropriate rehabilitation plan.

Head Coach Pete Wilkins said:

“Everyone is very disappointed for Santi who made such a positive impression in his first few days with us.

“In that short period he has fully embraced his new life in the province and has already been taken with the warmth of the welcome he has received.

H“is injury is a cruel blow for him personally and we’ll do everything as a club to support him and his young family in the weeks and months ahead, while he undergoes his rehab. I’m sure the news will also be disappointing for the supporters, but Santi is a resilient character who will be determined to come back even better and stronger.”

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