England’s Sheridan out of Rugby World Cup

England Prop Andrew Sheridan has been ruled out of the Rugby World Cup due
to injury and will return home to England.

Sheridan injured his shoulder playin in England’s Rugby world Cup opening match
against Argentina.

Sheridan will return to England for treatment but will not be able to return
if he recovers before the end of England’s campaign.

Sheridan had only just recovered from a shoulder operation and has been plagued
by shoulder problems during his career.

The England medical team have been liaising with their Sale Sharks counterparts
and following a scan and assessment it was decided that the injury was significant
enough for him, subject to the approval of the Rugby World Cup Tournament Medical
Director, to return home for further medical investigation.

Under the RWC 2011 Terms of Participation he will be unable to rejoin the England
squad during the tournament.

England Team Manager Martin Johnson said: “It’s really sad for Sheri. “

“He has been unlucky with injuries and we wish him all the best for his
recovery.”

“We brought five props so we have options there and we can bring another
player out but we will decide what to do about that in due course.”

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