Vickerman faces forced retirement

Wallabies and Waratahs lock Dan Vickerman could give up the game for good because of a serious leg injury.

Several days ago, the Waratahs released an injury list. Vickerman was named with a shoulder injury and was only expected to return in April after surgery. Now it’s revealed that Vickerman is also suffering from a serious stress fracture in his leg, and sources suggest that the 32-year-old will decide whether to quit the game or not over the next few days.

Vickerman, who was born in Cape Town but went on to represent the Wallabies in 64 Tests, is unlikely to feature in this year’s Super Rugby campaign because of his injuries and failed to make an appearance at the Waratahs’ Super Rugby launch. Former Brumbies skipper Stephen Hoiles is being considered as a late addition to the Sydney franchise squad should Vickerman retire.