Things are looking grim for the City Boys. Bad news arrived for the coaching staff of SMU this morning, when they heard Project Superstar Justin Lum, who has yet to turn up for more than one training, arrived back to the club from national duties with a swollen right knee, limping around helplessly in clutches.
The scrumhalf, was reported to have been involved in a practice tournament with the National SEA games selection squad when he stepped into a pothole and fell awkwardly, sending the former Rafflesian crashing to the ground in pain.
"I heard my knee twist and shatter into a million pieces!" said a despondent Justin through a telephone interview, who suspects he tore every single ligament in his knee and will be out for the rest of the season.
With only one training appearance to his name, players and coaches at SMU are clearly saddened by the news.
"This has come at a very bad time, with the Tri Unis (in Mid Jan) coming soon ... we will have to start looking to how we can rotate the squad and find a replacement for him(Justin)" said Skipper Amos Siow, who was lately humiliated and scrutinized of his off-field 'practices' by the press.
Justin Lum, who was named as a reserve player for the National SEA games squad will play no further part in both the National side or the SMU 7s Squad who will be flying up to Perth on the 2nd of December to participate in the IRAUG 7s.
The scrumhalf will be having his knee scanned tomorrow.
We at SMUrugby.blogspot.com, wish him a speedy recovery.
- In others news, NTU has reported to have signed back, Daniel "Potato" Thiam on a 1 year loan which will be effective from 2nd January 2008. The latter is reported to be relinquishing the opportunity to represent the Boon Lay Warriors and play alongside fellow National Player and Bedok King team-mate Big "Rebel" Rong Jing Xing. (http://www.nturugbynews.blogspot.com/)
The coming Tri-University Rugby Championship is set to be a fierce contest between the 3 powerhouse in January 2008, so stay tuned for more updates in the transfer market.