Wallabies lock Kane Douglas to undergo left knee surgery

Kane Douglas of Australia walks off the field injured during the World Cup final.

Australia lock Kane Douglas will undergo left knee surgery after scans confirmed he sustained a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament during Australia’s Rugby World Cup final defeat to New Zealand.

The 26-year-old Douglas injured his knee when he fell 15 minutes in to the decider and took no further part in the match which New Zealand won 34-17 at Twickenham.

The Australian Rugby Union said on Thursday that following the surgery, Douglas would continue his rehabilitation and return to play under the Queensland Reds medical and high performance staff. No time span was given for his recovery.

Douglas was one of only eight Wallabies players to play in every match at this year’s World Cup, taking his career total to 23 test caps since making his debut for Australia in 2012.

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