Darius Boyd Ruptures Achilles Tendon, Out For 6-9 Months

The NRMA Insurance Broncos have suffered a massive blow with first choice fullback Darius Boyd rupturing his Achilles tendon during training, an injury that is likely to sideline their new recruit for between 6 and 9 months.

The injury occurred 40 minutes into Broncos training this morning when the team was performing shuttle runs at Purtell Park, in Brisbane’s western suburbs, and the club confirmed the extent of the injury later in the day.

“At this stage are thoughts are only with Darius and helping him get ready for his operation so he can begin his recovery with as much support as possible” Broncos CEO Paul White told the clubs’ website.

Broncos head coach Wayne Bennett, returning to the club after a 6-year absence, remained upbeat despite the setback.

“It’s the Achilles. My initial thought is that’s footy, that’s life, we get on with it,” Bennett told the clubs’ website.

“I just saw Darius on the ground, he’s done his Achilles, so that’s the bottom line, it’s a six-month injury and we have to get on with life.

“They were just doing a simple training drill, we call them shuttles, and Darius did a turn and that’s as simple as it will be. It’s no-one’s fault, it just happens.

“There’s nothing we can do now. If you do enough training in life, things like that will happen.”

“We have a team of players, it’s no dramas. I wish it didn’t happen but it’s happened,” he said.

“Halfway through the season he will be back playing for us, we’ll manage it while he’s away and get on with life.”

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