Pocock forced out

Wallabies flanker set for six weeks on the sidelines

By Tony Curtis.   Last Updated: 07/03/11 7:54am

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Pocock: Strained his medial ligaments

Pocock: Strained his medial ligaments

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Western Force flanker David Pocock is facing up to six weeks out after damaging his knee in the defeat to the Sharks.

The Australia international suffered a medial knee ligament strain in Perth, forcing Pocock from the field in the first half.

"It's disappointing to lose David as he is clearly one of the best players in his position in the world," said Western Force head coach Richard Graham.

"We're fortunate however that the diagnosis means a relatively short time out of action. It certainly could have been much worse."

Pocock will be joined on the sidelines by outside centre Mitch Inman, who is facing at least a month out after dislocating his right elbow early on during the 39-12 defeat.

"It was really a bizarre injury and not something you often see in a tackle," Graham said.

"As with David, Mitch's injury could have been more severe."

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