The Victoria Shamrocks announced on Saturday that longtime Shamrock star and Victoria native Rhys Duch suffered a season-ending injury in Friday night’s 15-10 win over the New Westminster Salmonbellies.

“Rhys has unfortunately suffered a serious injury that brings his 2019 season to an end. Out of respect for his privacy, we’ll have nothing more to say about this at this time other than we’re heartbroken for him and more determined than ever to fight through this adversity,” said Shamrocks general manager Chris Welch.

The Shamrocks return to action at the Q Centre tomorrow in the club’s annual Alumni Night against the league-leading Maple Ridge Burrards.  The action gets underway with a tailgate party at 4:00 pm and the game beginning at 6:00 pm