Sport Wallabies' Uelese to undergo knee surgery

16:36  05 june  2018
16:36  05 june  2018 Source:   msn.com

Quade Cooper out with knee injury

  Quade Cooper out with knee injury Banished Queensland Reds five-eighth Quade Cooper will miss the next three to four weeks of Brisbane club rugby due to a knee injury. There was probably never any doubt but Quade Cooper is now officially out of contention for the Wallabies' three-Test series against Ireland next month.The 70-Test playmaker will be sidelined for the next three to four weeks after suffering an MCL injury in a Brisbane club match at the weekend.

Wallabies and Melbourne Rebels hooker Jordan Uelese will go under the knife this week ending his hopes of returning to play this year. The 21-year-old hurt his knee in the Rebels' Super Rugby win over the Blues on Saturday, ruling him out of this month's Test series against Ireland.

Wallabies and Melbourne Rebels hooker Jordan Uelese will have a knee reconstruction on Thursday after scans confirmed he has ruptured his ACL.

  Wallabies' Uelese to undergo knee surgery © Getty Images Wallabies and Melbourne Rebels hooker Jordan Uelese will go under the knife this week ending his hopes of returning to play this year.

The 21-year-old hurt his knee in the Rebels' Super Rugby win over the Blues on Saturday, ruling him out of this month's Test series against Ireland.

The Rebels announced on Tuesday that scans confirmed he had ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament, with Uelese scheduled for surgery this Thursday.

Rebels general manager Nick Ryan said the news was disappointing, with Uelese's season already interrupted by a shoulder injury.

"Jordan's injury is incredibly disappointing for everyone involved, but foremost for Jordan," Ryan said.

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In a blow to his Wallabies hopes, Melbourne Rebels hooker Jordan Uelese has been helped from the field in the Super Rugby win over the Blues with a knee injury.

The Wallabies might be forced to take on Six Nations champions Ireland without a capped hooker, with Jordan Uelese injured in the Melbourne Rebels' Super Busy Philipps rocks two different low-key outfits while stepping out just weeks after surgery Underwent sinus surgery earlier this month.

"Jordan is someone who has showed great resilience and dedication to his rehabilitation to return from a shoulder injury this season.

"His resilience will be tested yet again, but we are confident that Jordan will apply himself to the process to get himself back to playing."

The Rebels still have Anaru Rangi and Nathan Charles available to wear the No.2 jersey.

The Wallabies are yet to name a replacement in the Test squad for Uelese, who will also miss the Rugby Championship and the end-of-season northern hemisphere tour.

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