Hip injury rules Bath Rugby lock Ryan Caldwell out for the season
Bath Rugby lock Ryan Caldwell has been ruled out for the rest of the season, head coach Gary Gold revealed today.
The 28-year-old has not played since the Amlin Cup pool victory over Bucharest Wolves in January and he will remain on the sidelines until the summer having undergone a hip operation.
“Ryan is out until the end of the season. He’s had to have hip surgery,” said Gold.
Two-cap Ireland international Caldwell was Bath’s player of the year last term but a cruciate ligament injury in pre-season meant he did not feature until the visit of Calvisano in the Amlin Cup in December.
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His solitary Aviva Premiership appearance this season came in the draw at Exeter Chiefs the same month, a fortnight after Caldwell agreed a contract extension at The Rec.
“It’s been a tough season for him,” added Gold. “He had a bad ACL and was coming back from the reconstruction of that knee and pulled his hamstring in the rehab.
“Then he came back and was struggling with his hip and on a further investigation he has had to have hip surgery.
“It’s been a tough year for him but he’s a good guy and is resilient. We’ll support him all the way and look forward to having him back when he’s fit and ready.
“The year before he was the outstanding player for the club and he’s a good guy to have around.
“He brings something different that other second rows don’t bring.
“He’s got a good edge to him and is a great lineout forward. It’s just a pity he’s struggled so much with injuries.”