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Marshall suffers ankle injury

By Ben Horne 21/02/2010 11:03:46 PM Comments (0)

Benji Marshall sent a scare through the Wests Tigers camp, when he suffered an ankle injury in the closing stages of Sunday's 28-10 NRL trial loss to the Roosters at the Sydney Football Stadium.

With just two minutes remaining in the match, the Tigers playmaker chased through a Robbie Farah grubber kick and pulled up short.

Although he walked from the field without assistance, he headed straight up the tunnel.

The problem did not appear to be serious, but it could keep the Kiwi star out for a couple of weeks and see him miss the opening round of the premiership.

Tiger doctor Donald Kuah admitted there was the possibility that Marshall had damaged ligaments in his ankle and could be sidelined for a couple of weeks.

Marshall iced the ankle immediately and there was no swelling. He walked away from the ground without crouches, but scans will reveal the full extent of the damage on Monday.

"He twisted his ankle, the next 24 hours will tell, I don't think there was anything major," said Tigers coach Tim Sheens.

The New Zealand captain has been injury-prone most of his career, however he enjoyed a relatively healthy season in 2009.

Without an established halfback at the club, losing Marshall for any length of time would be bad news for the Tigers.

The other worry for Wests is Jason Cayless, who was put on report for a late hit on Rooster Todd Carney in the 63rd minute.

Carney put up a mid-field bomb before the referee deemed the new Tigers prop was late in his contact.

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