Decision today on Benji Marshall
13 April 2006Â
A decision on whether Kiwis rugby league international Benji Marshall will have surgery on his damaged right shoulder is likely to be made today.
Marshall saw a specialist yesterday to discuss scans taken of the dislocated shoulder and appeared far from disappointed when he spoke to reporters afterwards.
"I had a little chat to the surgeon, but we never made any decisions and I have to see the coach (Wests Tigers' Tim Sheens) tomorrow to see what he has to say and we will probably make an announcement tomorrow (today)."
He said there was a definite possibility he would require surgery, but whether it was immediately or later in the year was yet to be determined.
The five-eighth dislocated his shoulder in the closing minutes of Wests Tigers' National Rugby League (NRL) game against North Queensland last Friday.
The most optimistic date for a return to the game given so far has been six weeks, which would still rule him out of the Kiwis' Anzac test against Australia in Brisbane on May 5.
only been waiting for this decision all week