There are a variety of injury concerns for all of the Six Nations teams leading into the second round. Italy will be particularly worried over inspirational skipper Sergio Parisse and their scrum-half Edoardo Gori has already been ruled out with a dislocated shoulder.
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Injury Concerns for Six Nations 2011 Round Two:
Wale’s Andy Powell injured his shoulder against England last week and has been ruled out of the Scotland test. Winger Morgan Stoddart is also in doubt for the match.
Maxime Mermoz, France’s inside centre, dislocated his shoulder playing against Scotland. Fly half David Skrela was ruled out with a pulled calf muscle before that match.
Italy captain Sergio Parisse is in doubt with an injured finger. Scrum-half Edoardo Gori has a dislocated shoulder and is likely out for the rest of the 2011 Six Nations tournament.
For Ireland, Tommy Bowe remains out with a knee injury. Jamie Heaslip’s ankle, Stephen Ferris’ knee and Andrew Trimble’s hand injuries are due to be assessed for the game against France.
Tim Payne from the London Wasps has been been ruled out of the England team due to a sternum injury. Winger Nick Abendanon is in doubt for the test against Italy with a toe injury.
Rory Lawson’s back, Max Evans’ leg and Nikki Walker’s knee have placed them in doubt for Scotland’s game against Wales.