Catalans release lengthy end-of-season injury list

Catalans have released their end of season medical report, with 10 players requiring either surgery or extended periods of rest in order to fully recover ahead of next season.

Among them are several international players who, as a result, will be unable to compete in the World Cup 9s tournament or any test matches for their respective nations.

The report is as follows:

Julian Bousquet has had an ongoing wrist joint injury for most of this season. He was reviewed by the specialist and has to have a period of absolute rest for 7 weeks. He will be reviewed again before the start of pre-season.

Matt Whitley subluxed his shoulder during the game against Wigan earlier this month. He had a labral tear and a rotator cuff injury and is under the care of a specialist. He had an injection into his shoulder on Thursday morning and will be re-evaluated in 2 weeks. He also needs a 7-week period of rest.

Matt Whitley will need a seven-week rest period to recover from a shoulder injury.

Following the final game of the season, Ben Garcia suffers a return of lower back symptoms that he suffered with at the start of the season. To prevent a return of the stress fracture he had, a period of rest of 8 weeks is needed

Sam Kasiano had an arthroscope on his left Ankle on Wednesday morning. He will recover over the off season.

Mickael Goudemand will see a specialist in Montpellier next week with possible further surgery on an unstable joint in his finger.

Samisoni Langi suffers a left adductor tendinopathy that needs a period of rest and rehabilitation leading into next years pre-season.

Samisoni Langi is among those included in the medical report.

Fouad Yaha missed the final games of the season and is still recovering from a knee injury. He needs a period of rehabilitation of 6 weeks.

Rémi Casty and Sam Moa are still recovering from their respective fractures of the hand and arm.

David Mead will miss the World Cup 9s tournament but will be available for the two PNG test matches after fracturing his eye socket as well as his cheekbone.


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