A bruising season littered with injuries has lingered for the Wallabies with confirmation that Angus Bell will miss the end-of-year tour to Europe.
The team confirmed on Friday that Bell had further aggravated a foot injury he suffered against England in July.
Now, the 22-year-old will go under the knife after failing conservative management.
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It’s expected Bell will be available for the start of the Super Rugby season, which gets underway on the last week of February next year
The Wallabies have five matches to end 2022, the first of which will see them face Scotland on October 30.
Australia will also face France (November 6), Italy (November 13), Ireland (November 20) and then Wales (November 27).
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Taniela Tupou, Rob Leota, Quade Cooper, Noah Lolesio, James O’Connor, Samu Kerevi, Hunter Paisami, Izaia Perese, Lalakai Foketi, and Bernard Foley have been among the casualties this year.
The team hasn’t been helped by the absence of captain Michael Hooper, who departed the team to focus on his mental health.
Hooper has, however, been rumoured to make a return to the Wallabies via the bench.
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