Lamont out for four months
February 28, 2012
Scotland will hope Rory Lamont is back on the field sooner rather than later © Getty Images
Scotland's Rory Lamont faces three to four months out of action after undergoing the surgeon's knife on his broken leg.
Lamont sustained a fractured fibula in Sunday's Six Nations defeat to France at Murrayfield and was subsequently operated on at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. Scotland team doctor James Robson said: "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 leg injuries to Blair's for Glasgow forwards Richie Gray and John Barclay, and lock Jim Hamilton suffered leg bruising.
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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