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Warburton tests are inconclusive

Thursday March 22nd 2012

Welsh rugby star Sam Warburton is to visit a specialist after sustaining a shoulder injury during their RBS 6 Nations showdown with France.

Following the injury, concerns were raised over whether he would be able to join his team mates in the three-Test tour taking place in Australia over the summer.

The shoulder injury follows injuries to Warburton's thigh and knee which meant he could play only 160 out of the 400 minutes of game time available during the recent championship, which Wales won.

So far the captain has undergone tests, including an MRI scan, which was inconclusive.

"Not much showed up on it," Warbutron said. "There is a bit of concern because I am still in quite a bit of discomfort. I am seeing a specialist tomorrow, and I will find out more then. The MRI scan did not show any soft tissue damage."

The root cause of the trouble may be complex and could involve the nervous system which would not show up in an MRI scan, the player said.

"I do not know what to think - it could be two weeks, or it could be two months. I hope it is shorter, rather than longer," he added.

"One of the reasons they are finding it difficult is that I cannot recall the incident in the game when it happened."

Copyright Press Association 2012

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