"Surgery was successful"

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Publish Date
Wednesday, 17 August 2016, 10:18AM
Sonny Bill Williams. Photo / Twitter.
Sonny Bill Williams. Photo / Twitter.

Sonny Bill Williams has tweeted "surgery was successful" from his hospital bed after a operation on his ruptured Achilles tendon in Auckland yesterday.

It's understood leading Auckland surgeon Dr Bruce Twaddle performed the surgery on Williams.

Williams was pushed off his long haul flight back from Rio on Sunday morning in a wheelchair by fellow All Black and sevens player Liam Messam.

Rio was a blast but it's time to be nurse Hunga and get the big man home to get fixed up 🚑

A photo posted by Liam Messam (@liammessam) on Aug 12, 2016 at 6:40pm PDT


Messam also joked he returned early from Rio so Williams "has somebody to push the bro around" but added it was good to be back in New Zealand.

Williams suffered his injury in his first match in the Olympic rugby sevens tournament and is expected to be sidelined for six to nine months.