Highlander Josh Dickson out for rest of season with broken leg

Josh Dickson of the Highlanders was taken off injured during the match against the Crusaders at...
Josh Dickson of the Highlanders was taken off injured during the match against the Crusaders at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Saturday. Photo: Getty Images
Highlanders lock Josh Dickson has broken a bone in his lower leg and will miss the remainder of Super Rugby Aotearoa.

The 25-year-old picked up the injury during the Highlanders 40-20 loss to the Crusaders in Dunedin on Saturday.

A stray boot collected his leg early during the opening half.

Dickson will be sidelined for up to four months. There is a slim chance he could be available for the back end of Otago’s season.

Dickson will be a big loss. He had established himself in the Highlanders' tight-five and was arguably in career-best form. He has been replaced in the side by Geoff Cridge.

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