Wallabies’ Douglas to have surgery on injured knee

Kane Douglas will have surgery on his knee

Wallabies Rugby World Cup final lock Kane Douglas will have surgery on his injured left knee this week after an MRI scan revealed a ruptured ACL.

Douglas suffered the injury playing in Australia’s World Cup Final against New Zealand at Twickenham last Saturday.

The 26-year-old injured his knee when he fell awkwardly just 15 minutes in to the decider and took no further part in the match.

Following his surgery later this week, Douglas will continue his rehabilitation and return to play under the Queensland Reds Medical and High Performance Staff.

Douglas was one of only eight Wallabies players to play in every match at Rugby World Cup 2015, taking his career tally to 23 Test caps since making his debut for Australia in 2012.

The second rower played for the Waratahs between 2010 and 2014 and joined the Reds in 2015.

An injury report from the Wallabies medical team did not give a projection of when Douglas would be able to return to playing.

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