Daly Cherry-Evans is in doubt to face England in the Four Nations after suffering a hip injury against New Zealand.
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Australia playmaker Daly Cherry-Evans is in doubt for Sunday’s Four Nations clash with England after he suffered a minor hip injury in the Kangaroos’ shock loss to New Zealand on Saturday.
Cherry-Evans was forced from the field during his side’s 30-12 loss to the Kiwis and scans revealed he sustained “a minor hip muscle tear” and is in severe doubt to line up against England in Melbourne.
If Cherry-Evans does not recover in time, Broncos playmaker Ben Hunt is likely to be elevated into the starting line up as his replacement.
The Manly Sea Eagles star said he is hopeful of making a recovery in time to face England in what is a must-win clash.
“It’s not too bad at the moment, just the next 24 hours is pretty important for the recovery so hopefully it’s not too bad,” Cherry-Evans told The Courier Mail.
“I honestly don’t recall it being too strenuous, I just obviously couldn’t run so the vision probably explained it better than I can.
“We didn’t leave any stone unturned, it was just unfortunate (I couldn’t get back on) tonight but hopefully next week.”