Chiefs have now revealed their former skipper won’t play a match this season after he underwent surgery on Tuesday.
“Tau has undergone surgery to stabilize a joint on his left foot after tearing a ligament. He was assessed after completing a training session last week. It was initially decided by the medical team that we try conservative management first to try and stabilize the joint with exercise and strapping before further management would be considered.
“Unfortunately the injury did not respond and he had surgery on Tuesday. He will be out for the rest of the season,” Chiefs physio Dave Milner confirmed.