The Australia victory against Argentina (41-26), Saturday in the Rugby Championship, was overshadowed by the loss of Quade Cooper, the Wallabies flyhalf, victim of a ruptured Achilles tendon in his left leg. What to question his participation in the World Cup, next year in France.
Cooper was injured, slipping on the ground, early in the second period. He should expect a long recovery period, as these kinds of injuries usually take at least nine months to heal.
This is yet another blow for the 34-year-old Australian player, who was hoping to cement his starting status after missing the Test-match series against England during the summer tour , following a calf muscle injury, during the warm-up for the first match, in Perth on July 2.
A return to competition in the middle of next year would leave Quade Cooper little time to prove himself before the World Cup, which begins in September.
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