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Haskell posts positive report after toe surgery that could keep him out until 2017

He even ‘broke his number one rule’ to celebrate.

England and Wasps' James Haskell
England and Wasps' James Haskell

ENGLAND AND WASPS back row James Haskell took to his Instagram and Twitter pages today to report that an operation on his toe has proven successful.

It was announced earlier this month that Haskell – on the back of a ridiculously good six months that saw him win a Grand Slam and help England to a 3  - 0 series win away to the Wallabies – would be out for up to six months to undergo reconstructive surgery.

The 31-year-old is certain to miss the start of the 2016-17 Premiership season and is unlikely to feature before the new year. But he was positive as he stared down the lens from his hospital bed.

“Everybody said the operation went well, so first day on the journey on to rehab,” he said.

“I may have had some Special K, going against my number one rule about eating cereals but in hospital, you’ve just got to roll with it.

“Thanks for all the amazing messages and I’ll keep you in touch with loads of videos about my rehab, what I’m doing, and everything else but for the moment, it’s just resting and making sure I don’t put any weight on my foot.”

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