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Injuries spell the end for Easson

Andrew Easson is to leave Edinburgh after his professional career was ruined by a string of injury problems.

Edinburgh announced the 23-year-old centre will leave the club by mutual consent at the end of the month. Easson made his debut for Edinburgh four years ago but he has since spent a significant amount of time on the sidelines with ankle, hamstring and knee problems.

The Scotland Sevens cap now plans to follow father Bob Easson, the former Edinburgh coach, into PE teaching.

He said: "It's obviously disappointing the way things have gone injury-wise in the last few years, but I'm determined to stay positive and make the most of the other opportunities that I have.

"I had a number of discussions with the coaches at Edinburgh and we reluctantly came to the joint conclusion that it was time to take a step back from the pro game.

"This hasn't been an easy decision to make, and I'll always look back fondly on my time at Edinburgh.

"I'd like to thank all the players and coaches I've worked with, as well as the physio and medical team who have given me a lot of support over the years."

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