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Waratahs centre Lalakai Foketi cleared him of spinal damage

Scans have cleared Wallabies and Waratahs centre Lalakai Foketi of major spinal damage but he’s not yet “out of the woods” after suffering a neck injury at training on Thursday.

Foketi, 29, who was part of the Wallabies squad at the World Cup in France last year, was taken to Prince of Wales Hospital in a neck brace after being treated by paramedics in front of concerned teammates following the innocuous incident which happened during some physical contact.

He was set to have more tests on Friday with Waratahs coach Darren Coleman happy that the initial CT scan was encouraging, but only hopeful there would be nothing “too permanent or debilitating” with no thoughts yet around a timeline for a playing return.

“The CT scan was positive,” Coleman said on the eve of his team’s opening Super Rugby Pacific clash with the Queensland Reds.

“He had that yesterday and that…

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