The NSW Waratahs can confirm that Super W and Wallaroo prop, Emily Robinson will be unavailable for the 2020 Buildcorp Super W season after sustaining an injury at training earlier this week.
A member of the Super W leadership group, Robinson sustained a neck injury in an innocuous training incident at NSW Rugby’s Daceyville training base.
It’s been confirmed she’ll miss the 2020 Super W season, but further advice is still being sought from specialists on the injury.
A timeline on return to play has not been completely confirmed, but Robinson is hoping to return to full training mid-year.
NSW Waratahs Super W Head Coach, Campbell Aitken said that Robinson would be well supported through her recovery.
“We’re just working through the details with Emily now, she’s seeing the necessary specialists and getting an understanding of timelines for return to play,” said Aitken.
“Even though she can’t be a part of things on the field, Emily will have an important role to play off it.
“She’ll still be an active part of our leadership group and we’ll be getting her involved in coaching throughout the season – something she’s been working on for a few years now.
“We’re disappointed for Emily to be missing the season, but she’ll be buzzing around the group in the meantime and back into training before we know it.”
Robinson said while she was disappointed to be missing the season ahead, the most important thing was to now focus on recovery.
“The way the girls and the coaching have looked after me and the support they’ve given me since [the injury] has been amazing.
“It’s going to be hard to miss the [Super W] season, but I’ll still be around the group and contributing any way I can to help us bring home another title.”
A replacement for Robinson in the Super W squad is yet to be confirmed, but will be announced in the coming week.