Oct 19, 2008
Air New Zealand Cup rugby finalists Canterbury have confirmed that they will be without winger James Paterson for the competition decider against Wellington next weekend.
Coach Rob Penney says Paterson has hyper extended his left knee, and will take a few weeks to recover.
Halfback Andy Ellis has suffered medial ligament damage in his right knee, and will sit out training early this week, before a decision is made on his availability.
Midfield back Casey Laulala and lock Issac Ross have suffered a similar injuries, but are expected to be available for the final showdown.
Canterbury quell Hawke's Bay (1:51)
The Air New Zealand semi-final between Canterbury and Hawke's Bay on Saturday provided stunning tries and a couple of cringe worthy injuries
http://tvnz.co.nz/view/video_popup_windows_skin/2217357 Ellis slipping out of contention (1:44)
The Canterbury rugby team was battered and bruised on Monday and despite Andy Ellis looking unlikely to play the prognosis was looking good for Casey Laulala
Personal pic sent by a local spy (not Izzy this time!) : Merci!!!