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Lamont facing four months out

Published 28/02/2012

Rory Lamont
Rory Lamont

Scotland wing Rory Lamont is facing three to four months of rehabilitation after undergoing surgery on his broken leg.

Lamont sustained a fractured fibula in Sunday's RBS 6 Nations defeat to France at Murrayfield and was subsequently operated on at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

Scotland team doctor James Robson told the Scottish Rugby website: "Rory is comfortable. His convalescence will get under way at once. Injuries of this nature require typically three to four months of rehabilitation. We all wish Rory a speedy recovery."

Glasgow back Lamont, 29, was replaced after 30 minutes. He had landed awkwardly after contesting a restart and required lengthy treatment on the pitch.

Scotland lost the game 23-17, their third successive defeat of a Six Nations campaign that will conclude with difficult away fixtures against Ireland and Italy next month.

Lamont was not the only player hurt during a tough encounter against Les Bleus.

His brother Sean suffered an abrasion to his right eye, centre Graeme Morrison will undergo further assessment on a knee injury, fly-half Greig Laidlaw suffered suspected concussion, while Laidlaw's half-back partner Mike Blair was left nursing a dead leg.

Robson also reported similar dead leg injuries to Glasgow forwards Richie Gray and John Barclay, and lock Jim Hamilton suffered leg bruising.

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