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On that occasion France coach Philippe Saint-Andre was forced to selected third-choice hooker Brice Mach with Benjamin Kayser also out injured.
But while Kayser looks set to play some part Down Under, Racing Metro's Szarzewski will not make the trip, the 31-year-old set to be sidelined for three months.
Szarzewski tweeted: "The operation went very well. Thank you all for your messages of support and encouragement #droitaucoeur."