Two Crusaders players sustained bony injuries to their hands in the Super Rugby Semi-Final against the Hurricanes on Saturday night, and will therefore be unavailable for selection this week, the club has confirmed.
Ryan fractured his thumb and underwent surgery on Sunday to stabilize it. His return to play timeframe is up to 8 weeks.
Scott fractured the 2nd metacarpal, at the base of his index finger. His return to play timeframe is up to 5 or 6 weeks.