ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
REGISTER
LOGIN
ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
Wednesday Sep 16, 2020

Handre Pollard has spoken about the 'very deep low' after that awful injury

Montpellier and South Africa fly-half Handré Pollard has shared a message for the first time since rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament against Racing 92 last Friday.

ADVERTISEMENT

The 26-year-old described to his followers on Instagram the nature of a rugby career, which is full of highs and lows. His message was accompanied by a photo of himself being stretchered off the field at the Paris La Defense Arena. He said:

“This beautiful game we play has so many highs and brings so much joy to our hearts, but on the flip side in a second it can take you to a very deep low.

“Injuries are a part of this game we love and this is just another test of character. I am really sad that I have to leave my Montpellier brothers so early in the season, I will be supporting you all the way.

“I am ready for the challenge ahead and coming out on the other side stronger than ever before.”

This injury now throws into doubt the fly-half’s chances of playing for the Springboks against the British and Irish Lions in July and August next year, which is effectively a once in a career opportunity for him.

ADVERTISEMENT

As for his time with Montpellier, it is unlikely that he will feature again this season having only played two games in the Top 14, in losses against Racing 92 and Pau.

Having kicked 22 points for the Springboks in their Rugby World Cup victory over England last November, this is no clearer sign of the highs and lows that Pollard mentioned in his post. With his move to Montpellier after his exploits in Japan, the No10 also became the highest paid player in world rugby.

Notwithstanding the circumstances, he has remained positive as he faces a long road back to recovery.

ADVERTISEMENT

Comments




Related Articles

  • 89 WEEKS AGO

    Crazy scenes as player deliberately kicks...

  • 91 WEEKS AGO

    Jokester has field day with Chris Latham's...

  • 91 WEEKS AGO

    Eddie Jones goes off on fan in shocking new...



ADVERTISEMENT

Great Tries

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Five of the best tries from the Investec Champions Cup

  • 11 WEEKS AGO

    The dummy that sold the whole of Perth - including the cameraman

  • 12 WEEKS AGO

    Bayonne score 'one of the best tries you'll ever see' in latest match against Exeter

  • 13 WEEKS AGO

    Baloucoune shows Andy Farrell what he's missing as the winger tears through Harlequins defence

  • 25 WEEKS AGO

    Seriously impressive Courtney Lawes compilation released after England player calls time on international career

View All

Big Hits & Dirty Play

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    Fiji Drua player Lomani slapped with ban following elbow attack

  • 11 WEEKS AGO

    The sending off that rocked the Six Nations opener

  • 11 WEEKS AGO

    Wrecking ball beats 10 players to score full length of the pitch try

  • 21 WEEKS AGO

    Streaker causes major bust up as he tackles player

  • 21 WEEKS AGO

    Monster hit from Perrin leaves Bristol Bears player stunned

View All

See It To Believe It

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Tickets now on sale as World XV set to face France in thrilling encounter

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    '60 metres, plus change' - massive drop goal stuns fans

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Referee makes 'tackle of the season' as he gets too close to the action

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Christian Wade proves he still has the X-factor with 50 metre mazy finish for Racing 92

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Magical sevens try leaves defender stuck in the mud

View All

Funnies

  • 1 DAY AGO

    Louis Rees-Zammit's real reason for NFL move exposed

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    George Ford falls victim to the kickers curse

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Awesome scenes as Blitzbok fan throws down at the HSBC SVNS

  • 8 WEEKS AGO

    Mike Philips recounts crazy night Shane Williams tried to fight Warren Gatland

  • 12 WEEKS AGO

    Shaun Edwards leaves room silent in new Six Nations documentary with French to English transition

View All

Amateur

  • 66 WEEKS AGO

    You Won’t See Many Better Than This Silky-Smooth Try From Llandovery RFC

  • 66 WEEKS AGO

    Incredible Scenes As Caldy RFC Hand Ealing First Championship Defeat Of The Season

  • 89 WEEKS AGO

    Dubious Score Decides Result Of Rugby's Biggest Schools Fixture

  • 89 WEEKS AGO

    Incredible Scenes At School Boys Rugby Match

  • 90 WEEKS AGO

    The Next Dominant Backrow?

View All

Player Features

  • 1 HOUR AGO

    Statement: Ken Owens forced to retire with immediate effect

  • 3 HOURS AGO

    Statement: Finn Russell injury update

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    TJ Perenara equals record as Hurricanes continue perfect season

  • 5 DAYS AGO

    Mitch Drummond pays tribute to the Mo'unga family in emotional interview

  • 5 DAYS AGO

    Julian Savea rolls back the years with 'bus' style finish

View All