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Hastings undergoes shoulder surgery

Victorian Bushrangers all-rounder John Hastings has been ruled out of action for the forthcoming season after undergoing reconstructive surgery to his right shoulder in Melbourne today.

Having returned from Australia's recent tour of Sri Lanka, Hastings injured his shoulder during a Bushrangers' training session, with team physician Dr Trefor James confirming late this evening the 25-year-old will endure an extended stint on the sidelines to recover from the procedure.

"(John) Hastings underwent reconstructive shoulder surgery in Melbourne today," Dr James said.

"John had injured the right shoulder in a fall at training and is expected to miss most of the coming season.

"He will be in a sling for four weeks before commencing physiotherapy and is expected to miss the next six to nine months."

Hastings has recently returned from touring Sri Lanka with the Australian side where he returned career-best figures of 3-14 in the last Twenty20 match.

Over the past twelve months, Hastings has made his Twenty20 and one-day debuts for Australia, confirming his reputation as one of the game's most damaging prospects.

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