Western Force sweat on Cummins

Date published: June 27 2014

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Western Force wing Nick Cummins could miss his side's clash with the Blues in Perth on Saturday due to a neck injury.

Western Force wing Nick Cummins could miss his side's clash with the Blues in Perth on Saturday due to a neck injury.

Cummins sustained the injury during Australia's recent series victory against France. He played through the pain barrier for his country but the injury worsened.

The Force are set to decide on his fitness on Saturday morning. If Cummins is unable to face the Blues he will be replaced by Junior Rasolea.

“Nick ran around with the team yesterday, which was good to see, but he is sore,” said western Force boss Michael Foley.

“When you talk about necks and heads, you're more conservative with your decisions.”

Meanwhile, Force centre Kyle Godwin is battling to return to action due to an ongoing knee injury. Godwin has been sidelined since injuring his posterior cruciate ligament against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on May 10.

He was due to return to action this weekend but is still in a knee brace due to a slow recovery process. He may be back in training in two weeks time but Foley is operating cautiously.

“At this stage of Kyle's career, putting him on the field would be risking a more-serious knee injury,” said Foley.

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