‘Before you know it I’ll be back on the field’: Quade Cooper injury update
Wallabies fly-half Quade Cooper has provided his followers on social media with an update on his Achilles injury, saying his surgery “went well.”
The 34-year-old ruptured his Achilles in the first round of the Rugby Championship against Argentina and now faces months out, but wrote on Instagram that “before you know it I’ll be back on the field.”
His message was accompanied with photos of him fishing, which may be one of the few things he can do at the moment with his foot in plaster.
He wrote: “Hey fam surgery went well and I’m ready and prepared for the road ahead. The past few days have been slow as all I can do is sit still and let time do it’s thing but whilst I’ve been sitting still we have been working away and getting @shosaistore collection 002 on track to share with you all. The next steps for me are on Friday having a check up with my surgeon and getting out of this cast and into a recovery ortho boot which I’ll spend the next 6 weeks in while my tendon continues to heal. After that point I will start to introduce walking/running and before you know it I’ll be back on the field. Sounds simple and imo it’s pretty straight fwd. do the work be patient and trust that the process will look after the outcome.”
It has been a pretty simple equation in Australian rugby over the last year – if Cooper plays, the Wallabies are likely to win, if he doesn’t, they are likely to lose. That has proven to be the case in the Rugby Championship so far, where the Wallabies beat the Pumas in the game he played and then lost a week later. That loss resulted in his replacement, James O’Connor, actually being dropped from Dave Rennie’s squad and being replaced by Bernard Foley.
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