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Report: Will Skelton's injury potentially more severe than previously thought

BY Jack Tunney  ·  Friday Sep 15, 2023

Will Skelton has suffered from a calf issue during Thursday’s training session, as the Wallabies build up to this weekend’s match against Fiji in Saint-Etienne. He has undergone scans on his calf, whilst Eddie Jones expressed that Skelton would have until kick-off on Sunday to recuperate. 

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“At this stage, he’s still in the team,” Eddie Jones said. “He got a bit of a knock at the end of training and he is just getting some extra medical work.” 

Australian outlet, The Roar are, however, reporting that Skelton’s ‘tight calf’ is potentially a tear rather than a strain, which could be a much more serious injury for the 6 ft 8 in lock.

This news comes just a week after Jones credited his new skipper for his leadership qualities and the way he was bringing the squad together.

“It’s a real credit to Will and the way he’s leading the team, the ways he’s got the boys together off the field, and there’s a real feeling that this team could do something and they’re all working for each other.”

Wallabies current line-up to face Fiji:

Angus Bell, David Porecki, James Slipper, Nick Frost, Will Skelton (c), Tom Hooper, Fraser McReight, Rob Valetini, Nic White, Carter Gordon, Marika Koroibete, Samu Kerevi, Jordan Petaia, Mark Nawaqanitawase, Ben Donaldson. Res: Jordan Uelese, Blake Schoupp, Zane Nonggorr, Richie Arnold, Rob Leota, Issak Fines-Leleiwasa, Lalakai Foketi, Suliasi Vunivalu.

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