Parkinson to miss 2022 season
12 November 2021
Highlanders and Tasman lock Pari Pari Parkinson will miss the 2022 rugby season after sustaining a multi-ligament rupture to his right knee during the Tasman v Wellington Bunnings NPC match.
Parkinson, a Maori All Black, will have an operation on the injured knee in the coming weeks and is not expected to return to the playing field for up to 12 months.
Highlanders Assistant Coach Clarke Dermody empathised with his player.
“I feel for Pari, he has worked hard to get into good shape after a couple of injury setbacks recently, his form for Tasman has been outstanding and he certainly looked set for a big season with us. We will work closely with him during his rehab and make sure he comes back strong and ready to go in 2023" said Dermody.