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Ulster fans curse their luck

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Ulster fans curse their bad luck after new signing's injury

Ulster fans feel that history is repeating itself after it was revealed that new signing Gareth Milasinovich sustained an ACL tear that will keep him out of action for the next nine months. 

The 26-year-old prop is yet to play for the province after signing from Worcester Warriors, but has been forced to undergo surgery to repair the injury he sustained during pre-season training. 

Ulster fans on social media are highlighting the side’s bad luck, suggesting that this happens more often to them than any other club. Not only do the fans feel that ACL injuries are more rife at the Belfast club, but they also feel they suffer more injuries to new signings. 

Luke Marshall is a player that missed a lot of action last season due to an ACL injury sustained at the end of the season before. Marcell Coetzee is another player that has suffered from the same injury. 

In fact, the Springbok is also a player that was injured before ever representing Ulster, as he arrived with an ACL injury. 

Likewise, Jared Payne was another player that suffered a devastating Achilles injury only a few weeks after making his debut for Ulster that wrote off his entire first season. 

Of course, injuries are commonplace in rugby, but the Ulster fans feel they do not have the best of luck, and Milasinovich has added to their troubling stats. This is what has been said: 

The South African-born prop was expected to make a big impact at Kingspan Stadium this coming season, as his ability to play on both sides of the scrum would prove invaluable. 

He is also eligible to represent Ireland, so this injury would have dented any of the international aspirations that he may have had. 

Dan McFarland still has options with his props, particularly with the arrival of British and Irish Lion Jack McGrath, alongside Marty Moore and Eric O’Sullivan, but this is still a cruel blow that the fans are growing used to. 

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Ulster fans curse their bad luck after new signing's injury