Forward Wallaby Fava, Waratahs settle suit

Last updated 16:38 23/01/2013

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Australian media reports say former Wallabies forward Scott Fava has reached an out-of-court settlement after taking legal action against a New South Wales team physiotherapist over the premature end to his playing career.

The 37-year-old Fava retired from rugby with a chronic back problem in 2009 after playing five tests for Australia. News Limited newspapers cite documents filed in the Supreme Court by Fava as claiming his career was ended due to the actions of Waratahs physiotherapist Michael Moran.

Fava said he was permanently injured after Moran carried out what is known as a shift correction, or a list correction, on his back in February 2009 when Moran knew or should have known that Fava had steroid injections to ease pain the day before. He says the procedure left him with a prolapsed disc in the lower part of his spine as well as nerve root damage.

The case was due to return to court Wednesday but Fava's solicitor, Thomas Cahill, told News Limited a confidential settlement was reached last week.

Fava played 87 Super rugby matches, starting with the with the Queensland Reds in 1999, before shifting to the ACT Brumbies in 2001 and the Western Force in 2006. He joined the Waratahs for the 2009 before retiring in December that year.

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