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    Hodgson, Sheridan out for rest of season



    http://www.salesharks.com/news?news_id=1607


    Charlie, Jason and Andrew Out For The Season
    Monday, November 20th 2006



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    <TD style="TEXT-ALIGN: center">Hodgson: out for season</TD></TR></T></T></TABLE>Champions Sale Sharks’ defence of their Guinness Premiership title was dealt a double blow over the weekend when Charlie Hodgson and Andrew Sheridan were ruled out for the rest of the season following their injuries sustained playing for England against South Africa.

    Both players travelled back North straight after Saturday’s game and specialist analysis on Sunday confirmed that both players had suffered serious injuries.

    Charlie Hodgson has ruptured his cruciate ligament in a repeat of the injury he sustained to his other knee in 2003, also whilst playing for England. Charlie will have an operation next week, before commencing a rehabilitation programme with the same specialist who saw his successful recovery last time.

    Andrew Sheridan has a fracture to his ankle and associated ligament damage, and he too will undergo surgery within the next seven days.


    Director of Rugby Philippe Saint Andre said, “This is a terrible blow for the players, for England and for Sale Sharks. Our thoughts are with the players at this moment, but we know that they will receive the very best treatment available to ensure that they return, for club and country, as soon as is possible. Of course their loss is a blow to our aspirations to retain our title, and also to our chances in the EDF and Heineken Cups. However, I have a strong squad here at Sale, and opportunities will now open up for some of our younger players to make a name for themselves. We will not be making excuses – we must instead be inspired by adversity.’


    Sale Sharks CEO, Niels de Vos said, “ The international period has been brutal to Sale Sharks this Autumn. Last week we lost Jason White for the rest of the season with cruciate damage, and this week we have lost Charlie Hodgson to the same injury, also for the rest of the season. Andrew Sheridan has a very serious ankle injury and we will be lucky if we see him in a Sale Sharks shirt before May. To lose three of our most important players at this critical stage of the season is a savage blow. Combined with our home defeat against Newcastle on Friday, this has to be one of the worst weekends endured by Sale for many a long year, but we will not allow ourselves to be downhearted. Sport can be cruel sometimes, and the measure of true champions is the ability to triumph against the odds at times. I met with the coaching staff this morning, and they are more determined than ever to meet this challenge head on, starting with getting back to winning ways this Friday night at Edgeley Park against Harlequins.

    England Head Coach Andy Robinson OBE said: "Everyone feels for Charlie and Andrew and we wish them all the best for their recovery. They are key members of the squad and they have contributed massively this Autumn. Their absence will be a real blow to England and Sale Sharks."
    It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into.

    Every plan I have is the best plan in the room. Everybody get quiet and listen to it, and everybody will win

    #2
    Ouch. The Sharks will not be near as good without these 3.






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      #3
      Big losses, especially for the guys building to a world cup. Hope they recover fully.
      It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into.

      Every plan I have is the best plan in the room. Everybody get quiet and listen to it, and everybody will win

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        #4
        feel sorry for Hodgson. That could be career-threatening.

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          #5
          Best of luck to all three players in their recovery! You never like to see players pick up those kind of injuries.

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            #6


            A massive blow for Sale's Hcup chances. Unlikely to win it now.

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              #7

              Originally posted by dropkick

              A massive blow for Sale's Hcup chances. Unlikely to win it now.
              were they ever likely to win it?..

              maybe some might have felt it in the week before the TP game last year.. but since then all GP teams have gone downhill fast.

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                #8
                I hate to hear of any serious injuries. This will put paid to Sales season.
                Computer games don't affect kids, I mean if Pac Man affected us as kids, we'd all be running around in darkened rooms, munching pills and listening to repetitive music.

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                  #9
                  Hodgson's 2nd serious knee injury. He's done both now.

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                    #10


                    Originally posted by Daky
                    I hate to hear of any serious injuries. This will put paid to Sales season.

                    Just gets worse ! Jason White just confirmed as having done his ACL , and is out for ten months - will struggle to make the World Cup now !!


                    What a crap day for Sale and Scotland !!

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                      #11


                      Originally posted by beir bua
                      feel sorry for Hodgson. That could be career-threatening.
                      You know it puts ROG's interviews into real perspective. There but for the grace of God, etc. etc.



                      Really tough on both players. Hope they both make it back as soon as reasonably possible..

                      "I don't believe in fairytales," O'Connell once told me, "even though it feels like I've been lucky enough to live through a few. However it ends, I'll feel lucky."
                      Donald McRae, Guardian Rugby, October 2015

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                        #12
                        I wonder will this have any effect on EOS's weekend team pick for the
                        Pacific Islands.. especially the way they put Cusiter out of the game
                        for 4 months last weekend..!![img]smileys/surprised.gif[/img]
                        He was as lame as a duck. Not the metaphorical lame duck either, but a real duck that was actually lame. Maybe from stepping on a land mine or something.

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                          #13
                          I hope ROG isn't picked then !! [img]smileys/idea.gif[/img]
                          "I don't believe in fairytales," O'Connell once told me, "even though it feels like I've been lucky enough to live through a few. However it ends, I'll feel lucky."
                          Donald McRae, Guardian Rugby, October 2015

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                            #14
                            ROG doesn't really tackle so no danger of him doing his knee in the way Charlie did, I think you're safe guys.

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                              #15


                              Originally posted by danthefan
                              ROG doesn't really tackle so no danger of him doing his knee in the way Charlie did, I think you're safe guys.

                              REcords getting a bit scratched there Dan.
                              Excellence is hard to keep quite - Sherrie Coale

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