Hill out but cleared of major
damage

Melbourne Storm five-eighth Scott Hill has been cleared of any major injury after partially dislocating his right shoulder midway through the first half of Sunday?s 12-26 loss to the Bulldogs at Olympic Park.

Scans have revealed no structural damage to the 26-year-old?s right shoulder but similar to the injury he suffered to his left shoulder earlier this year there appears to be some damage to the rotator cuff.

?Scott has jammed his rotator cuff and stretched the capsule of the right shoulder,? Storm doctor Greg Hickey said.

?Hopefully it will settle down quickly but at this stage it?s hard to predict when he?ll be back.

?Hopefully he?ll be back playing in a few weeks. It is a similar injury to the problem he has had with his left shoulder this year.

?There?s some damage there but there?s no major structural damage and he won?t require an operation.?

Sunday?s match was just the fourth game back for Hill after being sidelined for a month due to a bruised rotator cuff in his left shoulder.

The injury to his left shoulder was suffered in round one and following arthroscopic surgery Hill had managed just seven games so far this season.

Hill has had problems with his right shoulder in the past; he underwent reconstructive surgery on it in 1999, ruling him out of the Storm?s premiership side that year.

Meanwhile the entire Storm squad will travel to Ballarat this Wednesday (June 25) to conduct a full training session and a junior clinic as part of the regional promotion the club has embarked on this season.

The round 19 match with the Brisbane Broncos at Olympic Park will be devoted to the City of Ballarat as the Storm looks to spread its supporter base into the regional centres of Victoria.

STORM TRAINING THIS WEEK:

Tuesday: 2pm, Gosch?s Paddock Wednesday: 3.30pm, City Oval (Ballarat) Friday: 5.30pm, Olympic Park

For further information contact:

James Avery: Phone (03) 9421 3222 Mobile: 0411 623 024 javery@melbournestorm.com.au

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