Wallace sig­nals

Sunday News - - LEAGUE - CHRIS­TIAN NICOLUSSI

PEN­RITH skip­per Peter Wallace de­clared he will re­turn on Fri­day as the club tries to nurse a whop­ping A$3 mil­lion (NZ$3.2m) worth of tal­ent back to health.

Full­back Dy­lan Ed­wards dis­lo­cated his shoul­der in the gutsy 22-14 win over Can­ter­bury and is ex­pected to spend up to six weeks on the side­lines.

Ed­wards joins Nathan Cleary (knee), Josh Man­sour (cheek) and Waqa Blake (an­kle) in the bulging ca­su­alty ward.

But Wallace’s re­turn from a pinched nerve in his neck will be a huge boost for the home game in Bathurst against North Queens­land. Play­maker Ty­rone May, who broke down with an ACL in­jury late last sea­son, is also a chance to re­turn if he gets the all-clear from a sur­geon to­mor­row.

Wallace was named to start in the No 9 jersey against the Bull­dogs but, with the short turn­around, it was de­cided he be given a rare week off.

‘‘I’ll def­i­nitely be back Fri­day. I had a knock to the neck ear­lier this year, then it got jammed again last week [against Cronulla] and it pinched a nerve,’’ Wallace told Fair­fax Me­dia. ‘‘It caused a bit of pain down the shoul­der. With the short turn­around and hav­ing the cor­ti­sone in­jec­tion on Mon­day, it was a case of hav­ing

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