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Coach asks for probe into Latham injury.



Wallabies coach John Connolly John Connolly is the name of:
  • John Connolly (bishop) (1750–1825), second bishop of New York
  • John Connolly (loyalist) (c. 1743–1813), doctor from Pennsylvania, agent of Lord Dunmore, active during the American Revolution
 has requested an investigation be carried out to determine why Test full-back Chris Latham was training - allegedly against orders - when he seriously injured his knee on Saturday.

Latham ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament anterior cruciate ligament
n. Abbr. ACL
The cruciate ligament of the knee that crosses from the anterior intercondylar area of the tibia to the posterior part of the lateral condyle of the femur.
 and damaged medial ligaments in his right knee, and it is feared the player could miss the World Cup .

Connolly is furious over the circumstances in which Latham sustained the injury, with the Australia squad having been directed to stick to certain types of training throughout January.

'I'm very disappointed, for Chris and for us,' said former Swansea coach Connolly.
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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Jan 10, 2007
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