Carter out 6 months

Discussion in 'Top 14 & Rugby Pro D2' started by An Tarbh, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    Dan Carter's sojourn with Perpignan is over after he partially ruptured his achilles tendon in yesterday's draw at the Stade de France.

    The medical staff at Perpignan will consult with the All Blacks staff before deciding on where he'll have his operation.

    Huge blow for Perpignan and for Carter himself obviously.
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  3. Sir Speedy

    Sir Speedy Guest

    Well that was an anti-climatic stay in Europe...
  4. Perpignan are gonna be spewing over that, plus sad to see him out so early into his stay.
  5. danny

    danny Guest

    That has to be the biggest waste of money in the history of pro rugby.
  6. If they're looking for a flyhalf, I'd gladly swap them Isa Nacewa for, say, Chris Cusiter for a few months!
  7. getofmeland

    getofmeland Guest

    Well thats a huge blow for Carter, it would of been great experience for him, ah well we may see him back in a couple of years time...
  8. alexrugby

    alexrugby Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (An Tarbh @ Feb 1 2009, 09:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Sorry for Dan, actually what is main is that the tendons heal very slowly that will make him to wait for a while and may give descent to his amazing condition
  9. MunsterMan

    MunsterMan Guest

    I hope they had insurance!
  10. Mr.cyclopede

    Mr.cyclopede Guest

    Heard on the radio that his salary (110 000 €/month) will be paid 50/50 by the club insurance and the French national health and pensions organization
  11. MunsterMan

    MunsterMan Guest

    Well at least Perpignan won't be out of pocket but €600,000 for 5 games!
  12. Mr.cyclopede

    Mr.cyclopede Guest

    Really admire this player, but don't approve these stars short term contracts, and the final utility/risks ratio on a club. After all, Perpignan was already in the TOP14 3rd place before he came (and too late for the Hcup)

    I do not critisize the player (was the first to admire the energy and the detonator effect of his coming), but the system to invest so much on a temporary and risky option. The case of Kelleher (out for 6 weeks) can't be compared of course, Byron beeing arrived willing to integrate and sign for a long time (signed again until 2011)
  13. shtove

    shtove Guest

    Achilles is yikes. But I guess knee ligaments is the worst. Get well soon.
  14. gingergenius

    gingergenius Guest

    hmmm if I were Carter I'd be thinking about taking another sabbatical next year.
  15. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Mr.cyclopede @ Feb 1 2009, 09:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Wait waitwait wait..whoa whoa...

    So you're saying that the French Taxpayer is basically paying for some New Zealand illiegal immigrant to bugger off home?! :lol:

    Okay, seriously though, the Taxpayer is going to help out Perpignan on this? That is crazy. If the UK Government bailed out Newcastle over Wilkinson there'd be a national storm..
  16. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    been confirmed that he'll go under the knife on Thursday in Paris.
  17. alexrugby

    alexrugby Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (shtove @ Feb 2 2009, 03:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>

    Well being to Shtove

    Yeah you are right but tendons and ligaments are all the same pain in ass everywhere in body
  18. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Prestwick @ Feb 3 2009, 10:47 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
  19. Mr.cyclopede

    Mr.cyclopede Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Teh Mite @ Feb 3 2009, 07:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>

    Well that's why many british people don't hesitate to cross the Channel to have surgery here !!
  20. alexrugby

    alexrugby Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Mr.cyclopede @ Feb 3 2009, 11:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Actually Orthopedic Surgery in France is on the top of the world

    One of the famous surgeons do their job there
  21. shtove

    shtove Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Teh Mite @ Feb 4 2009, 06:16 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>

    But the Brits have been out in the streets kicking up a storm over Northern Rock, Bradford & Bingley, RBS. And when Barclays goes down the tube ...

    Oh, wait. That's French citizens getting off their backsides to tell their gobshite leaders what they think of them.

    I guess it's back to Dancing on Ice, with some elegant twirling from Gordon "Wets his Pants" Brown.
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