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Lachlan Turner, the Waratahs and Australian ‘A’ flying winger whose meteoric rise to rugby prominence has seen calls for him to become a Wallaby, will miss the next two weeks in the Pacific Nations Cup.

Turner, according to Sportal, suffered a chest injury playing for Australia ‘A’ in their victory over Samoa in Coff’s Harbour.

The winger has returned to Sydney to undergo treatment.

“He’ll get some treatment over the course of the next week and a further decision will be made when he joins the team in Sydney next Sunday, but at this stage it looks like it’s going to take a couple of weeks to get right,” medical co-ordinator for Australia ‘A’ Warren McDonald said.

Coach Laurie Fisher is hopeful that the flyer with a nose for the tryline will recover in time for the Australians’ final games against the Junior All Blacks and Fiji.

Turner was Man of the Match against Tonga in the side’s first outing of the tournament.

“We’ve got some important games coming up and we’d like Lachie to be available however his recovery is of utmost importance at this stage,” Fisher said.

“There’s no point in rushing an injury like this, particularly as we’ve got good depth within the squad.

“However Lachie has done some good things in the tournament so far and it would be a shame if he were to play no further part.”

Australia ‘A’ plays Japan in the next round of the Pacific Nations Cup on Saturday against Japan in Townsville, Australia.

 

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