Broken hand gives Morgan the Blues

Cardiff Blues were dealt an early injury blow with the news that Welsh international Scott Morgan has, as was first feared, broken his hand in their opening pre-season friendly.

The Blues began their pre-season friendlies with a comfortable win over local rivals Pontypridd on Wednesday night but the game was marred by the injury to Morgan, who has become an influential player since joining the Arms Park outfit at the beginning of last season.

Since joining the Blues from Leeds Morgan has increased his stock so much so that he has put himself in the Welsh fold. Despite winning his first cap against Australia from the bench he missed out on World Cup selection.

The injury is expected to side line the back row man for up to six weeks, but he remains in a positive frame of mind.

“The team physio sent me to have an x-ray this morning and they confirmed at the hospital that I’ve broken a bone in my hand,” he told the club website.

“It is a blow, but I’ve just got to get my head down and work hard.

“The hand won’t be put in plaster so I’ll still be able to train which is good. I’ll have to go to back in three weeks time to have it re x-rayed and if all’s well I’ll only be out of action for between three to six weeks in total.

“It looks like I’ll miss the Ospreys game but it is possible I could be back for the Dragons match depending on what the second x-ray shows.”

Despite suffering the injury Morgan was also pleased with the way the first game of the season had gone from a team perspective and has highlighted the areas that they need to focus on before they kick their Magners League campaign off with a tough test against the Ospreys.

“I think from the Blues point of view it was good to put some of the patterns and structures together. I think it gave a clear indication on areas we have to work on,” he added.

“The forwards carried the ball a lot more so there were many positives for the squad to take out of the match.”

 

365 Digital

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