Kangaroos player Luke Lewis dislocates his shoulder during the 2013 Rugby League World Cup match against Fiji at Langtree Park, St Helens. Pictures : Channel 7
It took 20 minutes to put Luke Lewis' dislocated left shoulder back in place after a horrific collision with an advertising hoarding cruelly ended his World Cup dreams.
In the wake of the sickening injury that ended Luke Lewis' campaign, concerns have been raised over the safety standards of some of the grounds being used in the tournament because of the short in-goal areas and how close they are to the boundary fences.
Lewis is still waiting to finalise exactly when he will be returning to Australia after scans revealed he had suffered tendon damage that would require surgery.
Lewis was reluctant to make an issue of his injury in regard to safety standards but admitted he doesn't want to see another player suffer a similar fate.
"I don't really want to comment on it but I would hate to see anyone in any team or any sport slip over or fall the wrong way and miss out and play in games they really want to play in," Lewis said.
"But it is just one of those things that happen and you just have to live with it.
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