Axeman's injury to be viewed

ORARA Valley has cited Port Macquarie forward Ben Cudmore following an incident in Sunday's 14-12 loss to the Sharks which left utility Ryan Walker with multiple injuries.

The Axemen will claim Walker was standing stationary near the dead ball line on the northern end of Hastings Regional Stadium when he was pushed from behind, forcing him into a solid metal fence.

The game was held up for 30 minutes while Walker received ambulance attention.

He later received eight stitches to a head wound and is awaiting results of a scan on his knee to discover whether he requires corrective surgery.

Cudmore was sin-binned following the alleged contact.

Group 2 secretary Peter O'Grady said his Management Committee will view DVD footage of the incident tomorrow and if it is believed there is a case to answer the matter will be directed to the judiciary.

"With the semis approaching it's important the matter be handled speedily and if the citing progresses I believe the hearing will be next Monday night," he said.

Orara official Darren McEwan said it is likely Walker's season is over.



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