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Canterbury says Dagg out for 2-5 months

Canterbury says Dagg out for 2-5 months

Canterbury Crusaders say fullback Israel Dagg will be sidelined for 2-5 months after surgery on a right thigh injury, putting the New Zealand international's World Cup hopes in doubt.
The Crusaders said on Tuesday that Dagg had an operation after rupturing a tendon in his right thigh in the Super 15 match against the Stormers in South Africa on May 7. The World Cup starts on Sept. 9.
Utility back Adam Whitelock and wing Sean Maitland are expected to be out of action for a similar time.
Whitelock also underwent surgery on Monday for a ruptured right pectoral muscle while Maitland will have surgery on his left foot on Wednesday.
The Crusaders added that scrumhalf Kahn Fotuali'i has a right knee ligament sprain, ruling him out for 4-6 weeks.


Updated : 2021-03-05 06:22 GMT+08:00