O'Connor faces six-week layoff

2012-04-23 09:47

Melbourne - Wallabies utility back James O'Connor has a lacerated liver and faces a six-week layoff that threatens his availability for mid-year Tests against Wales and Scotland.

O'Connor will spend several days in a Sydney hospital receiving treatment for the injury he suffered while playing for the Rebels at the weekend against the Waratahs.

The 21-year-old was accidentally kneed by Australia and Waratahs flyhalf Berrick Barnes as they contested possession. He is unlikely to play before the Rebels' June 1 clash with the Brumbies, leaving him in doubt for the Wallabies' first home Test of the season against Scotland four days later.


  • Cornel - 2012-04-23 10:14

    Ozzie Kung Fu gone wrong!

  • Ockie - 2012-04-24 08:17

    Bad luck for him, but punishing your liver with your livestyle make it fragile and 'freak' accidents have a better chance of occuring. The Oz will miss him though. He is world class.

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