Rugby union - Goromaru to have shoulder surgery, out for season

(FILES) This file photo taken on May 21, 2016 shows Queensland Reds' Japanese player Ayumu Goromaru receiving attention after a shoulder injury during the Super Rugby match between Queensland Reds and Sunwolves at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. (AFP Photo/Patrick HAMILTON)
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- Japan World Cup star Ayumu Goromaru faces shoulder surgery next week and will miss the rest of the Super Rugby season with the Queensland Reds, the club said Sunday. Goromaru, 30, suffered an AC joint separation in the Reds' 35-25 win over Japan's Sunwolves in Brisbane on Saturday. He is expected to be sidelined for 12 weeks, ruling him out of the Reds' final three Super Rugby games and Japan's two-Test series against the touring Scotland side next month. Goromaru injured his shoulder when he attempted to stop a try by Sunwolves flanker Liaki Moli midway through the second half. The Japanese international had hoped the injury was not too serious, spending a lengthy period after the match signing autographs and meeting fans. But scans later revealed the extent of the damage.

AFP