Bulls suffer major Vaikona blow

The UK?s most successful Rugby Club, World Champions, Bradford Bulls, have suffered their second season long injury blow with the news that Tevita Vaikona will miss the rest of the current campaign after suffering knee ligament damage in the game against St Helens at Odsal on Easter Monday

Vaikona, who would have been selected for New Zealand in the ANZAC Test Match next week, has ruptured his Anterior Cruciate Ligament, the same injury that has ended Toa Kohe-Love?s season.

Bulls Coach, Brian Noble, said today:

?I am absolutely gutted for Tevita. He has been in fine form this season and to lose him for the year is devastating for both ourselves and the player. I am sure, given his determination; he will come back next season better than ever.?

Tevita Vaikona said:

?It?s very disappointing to suffer the injury so early in the season. I felt I was playing well and scoring the tries but it is something I will just have to get on with. I will have the operation, start my rehabilitation and look to be back for the start of next season fully fit.?

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