30 Aug 2008

Vickerman's rugby career looks over

3:55 pm on 30 August 2008

The Wallabies lineout exponent, Dan Vickerman could have played his last rugby international for Australia as he battles a shoulder injury ahead of the final Tri-Nations match against the All Blacks in two weeks' time.

Vickerman injured the shoulder late in the first half of last weekend's win over the Springboks in Durban and returned home early this week.

He has been plagued by shoulder problems and missed the entire 2007 Super 14 season after a reconstruction.

Vickerman played his 55th Test in Durban after injury had restricted him to only two other appearances this international season, both against New Zealand.