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Mortlock’s Tri-Nations over


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Tri Nations, Wallabies on 11 Aug 2009 at 18:30
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A knee injury has forced Australia captain Stirling Mortlock out of the rest of this year’s Tri-Nations series.

AP reports that Mortlock hurt his left knee in last weekend’s 29-17 loss to South Africa in Cape Town and scans taken on Tuesday revealed he had suffered torn cartilage.

The 32-year-old has been ordered to undergo keyhole surgery on Wednesday, sidelining him for at least six weeks and the rest of the Tri-Nations.

Utility forward Peter Kimlin is also expected to be out of action for up to six weeks after damaging a nerve in his right shoulder on a recent development tour of Europe.

The injuries to Mortlock and Kimlin prompted the Australian selectors to call up lock Mark Chisholm and the Waratahs back Kurtley Beale to an expanded squad before the next match against New Zealand in Sydney next week.



13 Comments

  • His career must be almost over now.

    Loads of injuries and on the wrong side of thirty.

  • Comment 1, posted at 12.08.09 09:24:37 by McLovin Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 1) : yeah… one of the “almost greats”, this guy.

  • Comment 2, posted at 12.08.09 09:26:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • The Oupa of the Wobblies…..he was (is?) a great player…..too bad soo sad… :twisted:

  • Comment 3, posted at 12.08.09 09:26:52 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : @Pokkel (Comment 3) : 2 posts at exactly the same time :shock:

  • Comment 4, posted at 12.08.09 09:29:45 by Pokkel Reply
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  • I hear Rathbone has also gooied in the towell…too many injuries and a lost of the will to play …sad..

    DID YOU GUYS SEE DANNY BOY IS GONNA BE BACK??? :-)

  • Comment 5, posted at 12.08.09 09:32:26 by Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) Reply
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  • @Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) (Comment 5) : That oke’s made of glass. But seems like a nice guy.

  • Comment 6, posted at 12.08.09 09:42:03 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 6) :

    Who ?? Danny?

  • Comment 7, posted at 12.08.09 09:44:04 by Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : Almost greats? WTF? Probably the best centre the world has had for the last couple of years – name me one who comes close?

  • Comment 8, posted at 12.08.09 09:44:13 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 8) :

    You CLEARLY forgot about the world best centre…;-)

  • Comment 9, posted at 12.08.09 09:46:53 by Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) Reply
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  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 8) : Agreed, fantastic player…he should probably hang up his boots so people can remember his as the great player he was.

  • Comment 10, posted at 12.08.09 09:50:48 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) (Comment 7) : Rathbone.

  • Comment 11, posted at 12.08.09 09:52:42 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 11) :

    He did not do too bad IMO…thought he could have been quite okay though..

  • Comment 12, posted at 12.08.09 09:56:09 by Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) Reply
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  • @Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) (Comment 9) : :lol:

  • Comment 13, posted at 12.08.09 10:00:01 by Rahul Reply

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