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Rogers and Mackay back in a fortnight

By Glenn Cullen 15/03/2005 07:04:15 PM Comments (0)

It has been a rare good news week for injury-prone Waratahs Mat Rogers and Lachlan Mackay with the pair expected to be available for NSW in two games time.

It was feared the pair may be out of action for more than a month but assessments by Waratahs doctor Sharron Flahive were positive.

Rogers, who was injured in the lead up to last weekend's match against the Cats in Johannesburg, had an MRI scan which confirmed a grade two groin strain while Mackay was also progressing well from a cracked rib suffered in round two.

The round six match against the Crusaders in Sydney is looming as a return date for both.

The duo have suffered some fickle injury fortunes over the years, Rogers sitting out five months last season after ankle surgery while Mackay's 2004 was blighted by a corked thigh and back problems.

Rogers, who was in brilliant form until the training mishap, was delighted to find he'd only be out for another two weeks.

"It's the best news I've had on the injury front for a while so I'm very relieved and optimistic about a quick recovery," Rogers said.

"I'll be doing plenty of physio work with David Bick (Waratahs physiotherapist) over the next few weeks to make sure I'm 100 per cent for the Crusaders."

The luckless MacKay had visions of a six-week sideline stint but is set to return with Rogers.

"Lachlan is progressing extremely well and he's ready to resume skills training without contact," Flahive said.

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