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Francois Hougaard after shoulder surgery - PIC

2016-10-27 07:30
Francois Hougaard (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Francois Hougaard has taken to Twitter to label his shoulder operation a "success". 

Hougaard, who has been used on the wing by the Springboks in recent matches, was ruled out of the end-of-year tour to the northern hemisphere. 

His club, Worcester, were furious with SA Rugby. 

It was them who detected the injury when Hougaard returned from Rugby Championship duty with the Springboks. 

"We are extremely disappointed that Francois returned to the club with an undiagnosed injury," Worcester's high performance director Nick Johnston said at the time.

"The scan confirmed that Hougaard will need a Biceps Tenodesis and rotator cuff repair and will be ruled out of action for 10 to 12 weeks."

But Hougaard was all smiles on Wednesday as he tweeted a picture from his hospital bed. 

Hougaard has been capped 39 times by the Springboks.

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