Briers OutWarrington Wolves Captain Lee Briers is due to undergo surgery to reconstruct his scaphoid of the left wrist, which he originally broke against London Broncos on Sunday 13th July. He is expected to be sidelined for a further four to six months after surgery, Lee missedthe rest of the season after sustaining the injury. Lee played 35 minutes of the second half of the Round 18 game with the injury scoring his second try of the game and kicking 3 goals. Lee played 15 games in Tetley∆s Super League VIII and scored 7 tries, 64 goals and 4 drop goals with a total of 160 points.Head Coach Paul Cullen commented,"Unfortunately our worst fears have now been confirmed that Lee Briers requires surgery to reconstruct his schapoid four months after the original injury sustained against the London Broncos on Sunday 13th July 2003. Alarm bells have been ringing for weeks at Wilderspool after Lee himself expressed concerns about the pain and inability of the wrist. The recovery could be anything from 4-6 months from operation date, which will hopefully be within the next few days. We have been very surprised and concerned at Lee∆s inclusion in the Welsh squad in preparation for their match against Russia last week, Australia on Sunday and England A the following week. We have been informed that Lee has been weight training with the Welsh squad in preparation whilst his wrist is still broken. We are also greatly concerned that the medical protocol required for international duties has not been followed to the letter in this extreme case and we will be taking this matter up with the relevant authorities at the highest level."
30, Oct, 2003