All Blacks great Dan Carter successfully comes through neck operation

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All Blacks legend Dan Carter comes through his neck operation with a smile on his face.

Dan Carter has successfully come through the neck operation that curtailed his hopes of recently rejoining French club Racing 92.

The former All Black first-five posted a picture of himself on Twitter after going under the surgeon's knife.

In a brief message, the 37-year-old Carter said the operation went well and he's focused on getting his body right again.

"Another challenge to conquer!" Carter wrote.

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"Happy my neck surgery went well and now the long road to recovery starts."

Carter was set to join Racing 92 in March on a $49,000 a month contract as a replacement for former Springbok Pat Lambie, who has retired.

However, Carter failed the medical test and had to have an operation to repair damage to his neck.

Dan Carter was in good spirits after his neck operation that will allow him to play rugby in Japan again.
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Dan Carter was in good spirits after his neck operation that will allow him to play rugby in Japan again.

Carter is halfway through a two-year deal with Kobe Steelers in the Japanese Top League and helped guide them to the title last season.

The competition resumes in January and it appears Carter's target is to be ready for that.

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