Friday, May 28, 2010
There was an injury scare for England and Jonny Wilkinson last weekend when Toulon played Cardiff Blues in the Challenge Cup final. Wilkinson picked up a back strain, but hes since been passed fit and will be fully recovered for Englands tour of Australia. Here are a few quick fire questions with the man himself.
Wilkinson was in doubt for the tour after he picked up the injury while making a jinking run in Marseilles, sparking fears that he would miss the important tour down under.
A scan revealed that he had not suffered what was thought to be a broken rib, but in fact only has a bruised back so will make the tour to Australia and New Zealand. He has been ruled out of contact for two weeks though, so will miss Englands game this weekend, against the Barbarians, as well as their fixture against the Australian Barbarians.
"Jonny Wilkinson has been reviewed by his club medical team and an x-ray has shown there is no break to his rib but there is soft tissue damage," the England Rugby Football Union stated.
"He will meet up with the England squad on Saturday as scheduled after receiving further treatment from his club. He will then be assessed and reviewed by the England medical team before agreeing a course of treatment and rehabilitation."
Captain Lewis Moody said: "Jonny is one of those guys who plays through most injuries and knocks and battles on."
Wilkinson, who is a Gillette Ambassador, took time out to answer these amusing quick fire questions recently. He reveals his cooking secrets, would like Macaulay Culkin to play him in a movie, and confesses to a love of American Football.