Henry Trinder: Injury ends Gloucester centre's season

Henry Trinder
Henry Trinder made his debut for Gloucester during the 2007-08 Premiership season

Gloucester's Henry Trinder has been ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering another injury setback.

The 25-year-old centre made his first start since September in Saturday's 48-10 win over London Welsh, following hamstring and shoulder problems.

But he was stretchered off the field after only nine minutes after suffering a serious knee injury.

Trinder must now undergo surgery on the problem and will be sidelined until at least the summer.

Gloucester director of rugby David Humphreys told BBC Radio Gloucestershire: "We're so disappointed to lose Henry to another injury.

Henry Trinder
Trinder was nine minutes into his first start for five months when he was stretchered off

"More so for him. He's put so much work into this year to get back from two previous injuries. He's owed a little bit of luck."

Humphreys is optimistic Trinder will be fit enough to start the 2015-16 Premiership season, as it begins late in October because of the Rugby World Cup.

"He'll have a long pre-season and hopefully he'll be back into good shape again for the start of the new season," Humphreys continued.

Swindon-born Trinder has played 94 games for Gloucester since his debut in the 2007-08 season.

He was one of three uncapped centres in Stuart Lancaster's England squad for the autumn Tests last year, but was forced to withdraw through injury.

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