Bad break for Greenshields
Full-back facing three month lay-off
By Rachel Griffiths. Last Updated: 15/03/10 12:10pm
Greenshields: Out for three months
Catalans Dragons full-back Clint Greenshields could be sidelined for up to three months after breaking his leg during his side's 20-16 home defeat to Castleford.
"Clint's got his leg in plaster and he's going to be 10 to 12 weeks."
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Greenshields' absence is a major setback for injury-hit Dragons, who are desperately hoping for a change of fortunes after enduring a miserable start to their engage Super League campaign.
Dragons, who are already without regular half-back pair Adam Mogg and Thomas Bosc due to injury, sit joint bottom of the standings alongside Harlequins and Salford after winning just one of their opening six fixtures.
Greenshields, who is Australian but represented France in the 2009 Four Nations after qualifying through residency, missed only three games last year and was ever-present for his first two seasons with the Perpignan club.
Centre Chris Walker replaced Greenshields for the opening game of the season at Wakefield when the full-back fell ill, but is doubtful for Dragons' trip to Crusaders on Friday after sustaining a calf injury against Tigers.
"Clint's got his leg in plaster and he's going to be 10 to 12 weeks," said coach Kevin Walters.
"Chris Walker is not too good either. He's going for a scan on his calf. I haven't thought too far down the line about who's going to play full-back.
"We've just go to try and do the best we can."
Walters also confirmed that newly-appointed skipper Bosc, who damaged ankle ligaments in the pre-season, will not be available for the Racecourse clash.