MAN DOWN: Rockhampton?s Jamie Dwyer is hurt in the opening minutesagainst Scotland. Picture by Nicholas Falconer of APN
MAN DOWN: Rockhampton?s Jamie Dwyer is hurt in the opening minutesagainst Scotland. Picture by Nicholas Falconer of APN

Dwyer's Games injury scare

By DAVID LEMS ? THE YOUNGEST player and the most dangerous, both from Rockhampton, had dramatically different experiences in last night's opening men's hockey clash of the Commonwealth Games.

Mark Knowles and Jamie Dwyer were part of the Kookaburras side which survived an early scare from the little-known Scottish side to win 51.

While Knowles finished the match feeling pleased and ready to play another 70 minutes, Dwyer was adopting a more careful approach after an injury scare.

Early indications were he suffered a corked left thigh when he attempted an attacking play. But the Athens Olympic hero was confident of playing in the Kookaburras next match against Canada tomorrow at 3pm.

"It was just a bit sore,'' said Dwyer, who failed to return to the field after leaving in the first half. "It was better I go off rather than risk it.''

For talented youngster Knowles, last night's game was less concerning, although he too was rested for the last 10 minutes.



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