Tuesday, 9 August 2011

No Moody Blues

At least not yet.

News today that England skipper Lewis Moody has, following a scan, been diagnosed with a "mild" medial ligament strain in his right knee.

Officially the RFU is still "optimistic" about him taking part in the World Cup although, perhaps tellingly, no target date has been set for his return by the England medical team.

I have my doubts. It’s the same knee that was crocked ahead of the 6 Nations, Moody’s not getting any younger, he's no stranger to injury and getting him back up to speed isn’t going to be easy. Unless absolutely 100% fit, I’d say there’s no sense in taking him to New Zealand ahead of Hendre Fourie or Chris Robshaw, despite the undoubted leadership qualities he brings to the group.

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