Lamont has surgery on broken leg
February 27, 2012
Rory Lamont stretchered from the field © Getty Images
Scotland have confirmed that winger Rory Lamont has undergone surgery after breaking his leg in Sunday's defeat to France.
Scotland team doctor James Robson said the operation was to stabilise a fracture to Lamont's fibula. He is being treated at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, with a further bulletin on his injury set to be issued tomorrow.
Robson said: "Rory is under the care of the orthopaedic surgeons at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. He was undergoing surgery this lunchtime to stabilise a fracture to his fibula.
"We will issue a further bulletin tomorrow following this surgery."
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 leg injuries to Blair's for Glasgow forwards Richie Gray and John Barclay, and lock Jim Hamilton suffered leg bruising.
Six other players from the match-day 22 will be treated by Scotland's medical team for what have been described as "lesser soft tissue injuries". Scotland's home-based players will assemble at Murrayfield on Wednesday to begin preparations for the Ireland clash in Dublin on March 10.
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