Australia fullback Billy Slater out for NRL season

BY foxsports • March 15, 2016

SYDNEY (AP) Australia and Queensland fullback Billy Slater will miss the entire National Rugby League season after undergoing surgery on his left shoulder.

The 32-year-old Slater played in the Melbourne Storm's season-opening match against St. George-Illawarra but withdrew from his team's second-round match with an injury.

The Storm issued a statement Tuesday saying Slater would be sidelined for 6-8 months, adding: ''The surgeon ... is confident Slater will make a full and successful recovery.''

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