World Cup: Jack Reed's participation in doubt after collision with advertising board

Last Updated: 05/07/13 3:49pm

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Blow: Jack Reed collided with an advertising board and now waits for scans to discover the extent of his injury

Blow: Jack Reed collided with an advertising board and now waits for scans to discover the extent of his injury

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England's World Cup hopes suffered a scare on Friday when Brisbane Broncos centre Jack Reed left the field with a damaged shoulder during a 32-0 defeats against Melbourne Storm.

The Keighley-born back sustained the injury just half an hour into the NRL game at the AAMI Park in Melbourne when he collided with an advertising board.

Reed was attempting to keep the ball in play when he slammed into the sideboards leaving him needing scans to assess the extent of the suspected dislocation and possible fracture.

The 24-year-old attempted to play on but managed just 15 minutes before Broncos coach Anthony Griffin was forced to make a substitution.

Selection headache

Reed had previously undergone reconstruction surgery on the same shoulder which suffered the blow leaving England coach Steve McNamara with selection headaches.

Two weeks ago Melbourne's Halifax-born stand-off Gareth Widdop dislocated his hip and now faces a race to recover in time for the World Cup, which gets under way in October.

Both Widdop and Reed looked certainties to make McNamara's squad after impressing during the 2011 Four Nations Series.

The injury means Reed will have a second spell out of action this season having spent six weeks on the sidelines with a fractured eye socket earlier in the year.

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