Hurricanes and All Blacks utility back Nehe Milner‑Skudder’s hopes of making a return to the playing field have suffered a further setback.
Planet Rugby reports Milner‑Skudder was forced to have another operation on his injured shoulder, due to complications from previous surgery, and he is unlikely to play again this year.
That means his chances of playing at the Rugby World Cup in Japan later this year is very low.
🗣️ "Unfortunately due to ongoing issues with my shoulder from a prior surgery not going as well as we’d hoped, it was the best decision to go under the knife again to get it sorted."— Planet Rugby (@PlanetRugby) June 11, 2019
Nehe Milner-Skudder suffers another injury setback. 👉 https://t.co/2bWuaxXYnM #SuperRugby pic.twitter.com/l1p11vlBN1
Milner‑Skudder, who signed three‑year contract with Top 14 outfit Toulon, was one of the All Blacks’ star performers during their successful campaign at the 2015 World Cup in England but he has been plagued by injuries in recent seasons.
In Super Rugby this week, the Highlanders will take on the Waratahs at 7.35pm Friday while the Rebels will face the Chiefs at 9.45pm Friday.
The Jaguares will host the Sunwolves at 10.10am Saturday, the Hurricanes will take on the Blues at 7.35pm Saturday while the Brumbies will face the Reds at 9.45pm Saturday.
The Stormers will host the Sharks at 1.05am Sunday while the Bulls will take on the Lions at 3.15am Sunday.
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