Western Force and Wallabies back Cameron Shepherd has been cleared of any serious damage to his ankle.
The 59-match veteran strained his left ankle and was subsequently replaced in the 49th minute of Saturday’s 23-all draw with the Crusaders in Christchurch.
A relieved Shepherd was cleared of any major damage by an MRI scan today, but will need to prove his fitness ahead of Thursday’s team selection.
“There’s no major problem there but it will come down to how well his ankle settles down leading up to the weekend,” said team doctor Mark de Cruz.
“It’s a new strain and is not related to his surgery last winter. The MRI has shown that the site of the surgery is settling well and this was an unrelated strain,” he said.
The Western Australia side’s other injured pair Ben Castle (neck) and Nick Cummins (hamstring), will also need to undergo fitness tests late in the week ahead of the clash with the Sharks at Subiaco Oval on Saturday.Tweet