Aussie latest – Waugh fears eased
28 Feb 2011
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Waugh fears eased – Phil Waugh seems to have made a miraculous recovery from a bicep injury and is expected to play against the Crusaders on Friday.
Initial fears were that Waugh would be sideline for at least three months after sustaining the injury against the Reds last weekend, but scans on Monday have revealed he would be able to continue playing.
‘I pulled up this morning with not much pain and the strength is really good so we’re just progressing with training tomorrow and hopefully be right for Friday night,’ Waugh told the Sydney Morning Herald.
‘I had the MRI and I’ve seen the specialist and at this stage we’re going to go with a conservative approach [without surgery].
‘There is significant damage to the tendon. It’s as expected but the prognosis of it, the treatment of it is a little bit different to what we first thought. We’ve obviously done a fair bit of investigation over the past couple of days on what were the alternative options and we opted to go with the conservative approach and hopefully it comes through well.’
Reds lose skipper – James Horwill has suffered an ankle injury and will play no part in the Reds’ next match against the Brumbies. Wing Rod Davies (cheek), fullback Peter Hynes (knee) and flank Ed Quirk (ribs) are also on the doubtful list.