Glasgow's Welsh out for six months
July 4, 2012
Glasgow Warriors have been hit with a massive blow ahead of next season with the news that prop Jon Welsh is sidelined for a minimum of six months.
Welsh was injured in the aftermath of Scotland's impressive win over Australia in June and was forced to undergo surgery on his shoulder. He returned home and was replaced by Warriors team-mate Moray Low.
Glasgow will be under new coach Gregor Townsend next term and he admits it is a blow to have Welsh out of action for that length of time.
"It's clearly disappointing for Jon and the club as a whole that he will miss a substantial amount of rugby in the first part of the season," Townsend said. "He will receive excellent care and attention from our medical team as he recovers from the injury, and we look forward to welcoming him back to the fray in due course.
"On behalf of everyone at the club, I'd like to wish Jon all the best with his rehabilitation. He's a positive character, which will stand him in good stead for the challenges ahead."
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