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The 31-year-old has been blighted by shoulder problems for most of his career and the problem arose once more during the 13-9 victory over Argentina.
Sheridan has had two operations on his left shoulder since dislocating it in October 2009 and had only just returned from surgery on his right shoulder.
He will now head back to England to see if the surgeon recommends yet more surgery, but whatever the prognosis the Sale Shark will not be allowed to rejoin Martin Johnson’s touring party.
“It’s a big blow to leave the World Cup through injury, but it’s a significant injury to the shoulder, so I have to deal with that and get on with it now,” said Sheridan.
“I didn’t know the exact incident that had caused it during the game; initially it just felt a bit sore, but a couple of days post-match it was still pretty painful and that’s when I had the scan on it.
“I think everyone knows shoulders are quite complicated structures. It takes a lot of work and a lot of work from the physios and the conditioners as well to get players back from shoulder injuries.
“But we are where we are and you just have to get on with it and see what the results are after I’ve seen the specialist.
“I have to wait till I get back home and see the surgeon - I am quite well acquainted with him now. He will give me some good advice and see if I need an operation and what the next stage is.”