Good news for Pocock on injury
WALLABIES s t a r David Pocock has been cleared of a serious knee injury but will still spend four to six weeks on the Super Rugby sidelines wit h a medial l i g a ment strain.
Pocock limped off the field early in the Western Force’s 39-12 loss to the Sharks on Saturday night and was put in a leg brace after the match as a precaution.
But fears that Pocock could be out for a much longer stint were allayed on Monday when s c a ns c l e a r e d t he 22-year-old of any serious structural damage to his right knee.
The news would come as a relief to Wallabies coach Robbie Deans, who is counting on a fit and firing Pocock to help lead Australia to success at this year’s World Cup.
But it could prove to be a costly injury for the Force, who are yet to win after two games and rely heavily on Pocock’s ball-pilfering skills and physicality around the field.
O u t s i d e c e n t r e M i t c h Inman is also set to miss four to six weeks after dislocating his elbow in the same game.
‘‘ It’s disappointing to lose David as he is clearly one of the best players in his position in the world,’’ Western F o r c e c o a c h R i c h a r d Graham said.