23 Feb 2009

Injury list grows for Crusaders

6:59 am on 23 February 2009

The injury list for the champion Crusaders rugby side has lenghtened following their loss to the ACT Brumbies in the Super 14 on Saturday night.

Hooker Corey Flynn left the field in the first half with a sore left arm - the same one he fractured during the All Blacks tour of the UK late last year.

He will be examined by medical staff in Christchurch today... meanwhile halfback Andy Ellis has a high ankle sprain.

Injured All Blacks Richie McCaw (concussion), Brad Thorn (heel) and Leon MacDonald (shoulder) didn't travel to Canberra and will be monitored this week... a decision on their availability for the Crusaders next match - against the Hurricanes on Friday night - will be made later in the week.

Wing Sean Maitland's hamstring injury has improved and he will train with the team this week.