24 Aug 2009

Injuries strike Wallabies

2:37 pm on 24 August 2009

Wallabies fullback James O'Connor has been cleared of a leg fracture following Saturday night's Tri Nations loss to the All Blacks in Sydney.

O'Connor limped from the field early in the second half of the 19-18 loss but x-rays have cleared him of anything more serious than a cork.

The Wallabies have several other injury worries as they head to Perth to face South Africa.

Flanker Rocky Elsom, who played his first Test of the season after a knee injury, has an ankle injury, while lock Nathan Sharpe is nursing a shoulder problem.