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Gloucester second row Alex Brown out for rest of the season

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Gloucester second row Alex Brown out for rest of the season

Alex Brown: Out for the season after shoulder surgery

It's bad news for Alex and not the best of news for us.

Nigel Davies
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Gloucester second row Alex Brown will not feature again this season following surgery on his injured shoulder.

The England international has been out of action since the opening day of the season and after rest and recuperation failed to solve the problem, he had an operation at the weekend.

"It's not good news. Alex has got nerve damage in his shoulder and, as a result of that, will be out for at least the rest of the season," Director of Rugby Nigel Davies told the club's official website.

"We tried to avoid it, but the op was necessary in the end because the symptoms weren't moving. When the surgeons got in there, they realised that there was a lot of damage and had to do a lot of repair work.

"So, it's bad news for Alex and not the best of news for us. We obviously wish Alex all the best and we're right behind him. We'll see how things progress over the next couple of months."

Davies is keen to utilise Brown's experience during his recuperation though, with the 33-year-old assisting off the pitch.

"He'll certainly be helping in terms of his knowledge on lineouts, which he has been doing already since he picked up the injury," added Davies.

"That's very beneficial to us. He's pitchside looking at what the opposition are doing, defensively and on their own ball, and provides feedback on that.

"He'll still be a big part of Gloucester Rugby, and contributing to the cause, even though he won't be able to play for the rest of the season."

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