Rugby World Cup 2011

Rugby World Cup: Injury watch

2011-09-22 12:41
Dan Carter, one of RWC's high-profile injuries (File)

Cape Town - An update on the Rugby World Cup players who are currently suffering from injuries with estimates on when they will return to the playing field.

Quarter-final 1:


Rory Best - Shoulder injury, doubtful for selection against Wales.
Jerry Flanery - Torn calf muscle, ruled out of the rest of the World Cup.



Quarter-final 2:

Fabrice Estebanez - Received three match ban for dangerous tackle against Tonga, subsequently missing the rest of the tournament.
David Skrela - Damaged shoulder, out of the rest of the tournament.
Nicolas Mas - Hamstring strain, has been ruled out of the the last two pool matches and may return in the quarter-finals.

Jonny Wilkinson - Forearm injury, doubtful for selection against France.
Mike Tindall - Dead leg, doubtful for selection against France.
Andrew Sheridan - Shoulder injury recurrence, ruled out of the tournament.
Matt Stevens - Ankle injury, was not named in the team to face Romania on Saturday, September 24.
Nick Easter - Back injury, unknown recovery time.

Quarter-final 3:


Drew Mitchell - Hamstring strain, ruled out of the tournament.
Wycliffe Palu - Hamstring tear, ruled out of the tournament.
Pat McCabe - Dislocated shoulder, expected only to return during the latter stages of the tournament.
Scott Higginbotham - Back injury, unkown recovery time.

South Africa:
Francois Steyn - Shoulder injury, ruled out of the tournament
Bakkies Botha - Recurrence of Achilles tendenosis, unknown recovery time.

Quarter-final 4:

New Zealand:
Dan Carter - Groin injury, ruled out of the tournament.
Ritchie McCaw - Foot injury, expected to be available for selection for q
Richard Kahui - Hamstring strain, ruled out for their match against Canada on October 2.


Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe - Knee injury, unknown recovery time.
Gonzalo Tiesi - Damaged Knee ligaments, ruled out of the tournament.
Julio Farias Cabello - Hamstring injury, did not face Romania.

Our aim is to keep this list as comprehensive and up to date as possible, using our various sources, but please do not hold us to it. And if you have any information to add to the above, please send it to Thank you.


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