Warrior Kevin Locke cleared of major damage

Last updated 19:40 28/06/2010

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Warriors winger Kevin Locke has been cleared of a serious hip injury after scoring the match-winning try in his side's 20-18 win over the Sydney Roosters in yesterday's National Rugby League match at Christchurch.

Locke, 21, collided with a goalpost in his third try of the match and was taken to Christchurch Hospital soon after for x-rays.

He stayed behind in Christchurch with team doctor John Mayhew last night before flying back to Auckland this morning.

Mayhew said today while Locke was still in some pain today, x-rays had confirmed there was no serious injury to his hip.

"He has heavy bruising on the left side of his hip but there is no fracture or evidence of anything other than that," he said.

Mayhew said Locke also had a medial ligament strain in his left knee as a result of the collision with the goalpost.

"It's too early to put a time frame on how long he will be sidelined for as we're still assessing the full extent of his injuries."

The Warriors, now ninth in the NRL competition with seven wins and seven losses from their 14 matches so far, face 10th-placed Parramatta at Mount Smart Stadium on Sunday.

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