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Canberra Raiders star John Bateman might miss the start of the NRL season after undergoing shoulder surgery.
The 26-year-old revealed the news on Thursday after undergoing an operation in Australia.
However, an exact return date isn’t clear, but Canberra are hopeful his time off the field will be minimal, with a more clear information expected to be nearer to the start of the season.
Bateman took to Twitter to talk about the surgery and here is what he writes:
“Not really what I wanted this close to the season but it can’t be helped. Time to get my head down and crack on with rehab to come back stronger and fitter, ready to go.”
Not really what I wanted this close to the season but it can’t be helped.Time to get my head down and crack on with rehab to come back stronger and fitter,ready to go 💚 pic.twitter.com/W62VF2ItUU
— John Bateman (@johnbateman1) February 6, 2020
Source- Total Rugby League