20 Apr 2012

Cooper tweaks knee in touch rugby match

6:15 am on 20 April 2012

Queensland are confident Quade Cooper's recuperation from a serious knee injury remains on track despite the star five-eighth going for scans after a game of social touch rugby.

Cooper went to Brisbane Private Hospital yesterday to discover whether he had re-injured the right knee that ended his World Cup in Auckland last October.

Cooper's scans were assessed by orthopaedic surgeon Dr Peter Myers, who cleared the playmaker of any further damage to the anterior cruciate ligament he operated on last year.

The 24-year-old's rehabilitation was headed in the right direction and his return to contact work appeared imminent when he acted as the Reds' water boy in their Good Friday clash against the Brumbies.

But the Reds hope the injury scare, which occurred after Cooper organised a game of touch via Twitter, won't delay his comeback with the defending Super Rugby champions.

While a date for Cooper's return hadn't been set, it had been thought the mercurial No.10 could be back for the Reds' match with the Chiefs on May the 13th in Brisbane.