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Jerry Collins to have shoulder surgery

Jerry Collins to have shoulder surgery

All Blacks flanker Jerry Collins will undergo minor shoulder surgery Saturday to correct a long-term injury, the New Zealand Rugby Union said.
Team doctor Deb Robinson said Friday that recent scans showed Collins had suffered cartilage and tendon in an injury suffered during last year's Super 14 tournament.
"Jerry played with persistent pain through much of last year," Robinson said. "We hoped that a period of rest would solve the problem but the symptoms have returned now that he is back in training.
"He could carry on at less than 100 percent but we've decided to address this now. It's a minor surgery and he'll be able to resume conditioning work after a week."
Collins is among a group of 22 All Blacks who will miss the first seven rounds of this year's Super 14 to prepare for the Rugby World Cup in France.