Quade Cooper's devastating confession after serious injury blow

·Sports Reporter
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Quade Cooper (pictured) being helped off the field after hurting his leg.
Quade Cooper (pictured) went off injured during Australia's victory over Argentina and is now a huge doubt for the 2023 World Cup. (Images: Twitter)

Quade Cooper has taken to social media over his long road to recovery after the superstar playmaker suffered a horror injury in the match against Argentina in Mendoza.

Before Australia's series with England in July, Cooper was withdrawn from the first game when he suffered a calf-injury in the warm-up.

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He returned, and was set to continue his strong from in the Wallabies jersey before suffering a serious achilles injury against Argentina in Australia's 41-26 victory on the weekend.

Cooper went down following the non-contact injury as he pushed off to accelerate.

The latest setback has cast doubt on his participation in Australia's 2023 World Cup campaign.

Following the disappointing injury, Cooper took to social media on Monday to announce he was 'prepared' for the recovery.

"Ready and prepared for this journey," he wrote on Instagram.

"Doesn't mean it will be easy but I know I've prepared myself for the challenge ahead by building systems and habits to guide me through each obstacle on my path."

Cooper thanked teammates, opponents and fans for rallying around him.

"Want to thank both my teammates and the Argentinian players for their support and care when I got injured," he added.

"My teammates who continue to help me learn and grow each day I will miss you all but be supporting your journey as I continue mine. Our coaches for believing in me and continuing to push my growth.

"Our medical team who put so much time and energy into each and everyone of us. To the fans your (messages) of support have not gone I noticed."

Quade Cooper joins long Wallabies injury list

Fans were quick to wish Cooper a quick recovery after the playmaker has endured such a tough run with injuries as he was playing himself into a guaranteed starter for the Wallabies.

He joins the likes of Samu Kerevi (ACL), Angus Bell (toe), Andrew Kellaway (hamstring), Scott Sio (shoulder), Tom Banks (arm) and captain Michael Hooper (mental health leave) as unavailable for the next match against Los Pumas.

Either James O'Connor or Noah Lolesio appear likeliest to replace Cooper for the remainder of the Rugby Championship, which features two matches against South Africa and two against the struggling All Blacks once the Argentina leg finishes.

with AAP

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