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Rebel Higginbotham in doubt for Cheetahs match

Rebels Scott Higginbotham could miss this week's Cheetahs match

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Article Published: Tuesday 26 March 2013|

Rebels loose forward Scott Higginbotham is in doubt for the Melbourne Rebels match against the Cheetahs as he is struggling to overcome a shoulder injury.

Wallaby back rower Higginbotham left the field for the Rebels following a try in the 68th minute during the Club's loss to the Sharks. Scott will have an MRI today, South African morning time, to assess the nature of the injury.

This is a separate incident from the injury he sustained against Wales on the Wallabies Spring Tour in 2012.

Rebels Head Coach, Damien Hill, said Higginbotham will be given every chance to prove his fitness.

"We are fortunate to have great depth in this position. Jordy Reid has been impressive in his limited game time and with Jarrod Saffy travelling with the squad.

"This is a huge game for this group of Rebels players and knowing Scott, he will be desperate to play and will be given every chance."

The team will be announced this Thursday with the decision to be made on Scott at the team's Captain's Run in Bloemfontein.

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