Stuart Hogg out for eight weeks
August 24, 2012
Stuart Hogg shone for Scotland last season © Getty Images
The Glasgow Warriors have suffered a pre-season blow with the news that Stuart Hogg faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
Hogg has been suffering from a persistent ankle problem that has not improved since he returned from Scotland's tour to the southern hemisphere. Hogg underwent the surgeon's knife last week and is set for eight weeks out.
Second-row Tim Swinson is also set to miss the start of the season. He faces three to six weeks out after suffering a facial injury against Sale last weekend. Hooker Pat MacArthur is also an injury worry and the Warriors are monitoring him.
© ESPN EMEA Ltd
"We were only five metres away in the last Test of getting that try and with Jonny's inevitable conversion, we'd have won it." Tom Hamilton talks to Lions fullback Matt Perry
Toulon's Heineken Cup final victory over Clermont Auvergne may have ended a long title drought for the Top 14 club but two of their players are no strangers to success
We bring you our pick of the best pictures from around the world in the last seven days with the battle for Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup glory taking centre stage