Tamati Ellison blow for Highlanders

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Tamati Ellison in action during New Zealands' 51-22 win over Scotland in 2012. Photo by Getty Images.

The Highlanders will have to make do without All Black Tamati Ellison for most of the Super Rugby season.

Ellison is recovering from pre-Christmas shoulder surgery and is expected to be out for up to six months.

The 29-year-old midfield back tweeted that he had a four-hour operation on December 20.

Ellison originally hurt the shoulder in late October in Otago’s defeat to Counties Manukau in a national provincial championship match.

He was confident the shoulder would improve and went on the All Blacks’ end-of-year tour, gaining his fourth cap in the 51-22 win over Scotland before being sidelined by a toe problem.

Highlanders’ coach Jamie Joseph said Tamati’s shoulder began to get painful and a scan on his return to New Zealand indicated surgery was the best option.

Also unavailable when the Highlanders begin their season will be winger Declan O’Donnell, also because of a shoulder complaint.

The New Zealand Sevens representative is scheduled to have surgery this week.

via AAP.

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