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Aussie outhalf James O'Connor gets knocked into next week

Brian O’Driscoll and Jamie Roberts will be licking their Lions lips.

EARLIER TODAY, WE reported on the shoulder injury that may rule Wallabies back James O’Connor out of Super Rugby for the rest of the month.

Rene Ranger steamrolled the young Rebel in Auckland Blues’ victory at Eden Park this weekend. Here is how it/he went down [Go to 4:00 mins]:

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A statement from the Australian side reads, “O’Connor is likely to miss 1-2 weeks after damaging his left sternoclavicular joint. Although scans this afternoon have confirmed no fracture, the Wallaby playmaker is in doubt for the Rebels match against the Stormers this Friday night.”

O’Connor, who can fill in at outhalf, centre or fullback, will be hoping to return to action before Wallabies coach Robbie Deans names his squad to face the Lions on 11 June.

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