Richie Gray to miss France Test
March 10, 2013
Richie Gray receives attention from the physios during Saturday's match © Getty Images
Scotland have confirmed that lock Richie Gray will miss their final match of the Six Nations against France due to injury.
Gray was stretchered off in the first-half of Saturday's match against Wales with what looked to be a serious injury. Scotland boss Scott Johnson confirmed post-match that Gray suffered a hamstring injury and that he is set to spend a "significant time away from the game".
"He's in a pretty bad way," Johnson said of Gray's injury. "It's more hamstring but we're not sure of the depth of that. He'll play again this season, I'm sure of that. But it will be a significant time away from the game."
And Scotland doctor James Robson has revealed that Gray will undergo a scan on Monday to determine the extent of his injury. "At this stage I can confirm he (Gray) will play no further part in this year's championship," Robson said. "It would be premature to speculate further at the moment.
"With the expert assistance of Spire tomorrow we'll have a better understanding then of the degree of injury to the muscle. Richie is on crutches at present and is grateful for the good wishes from supporters."
Gray's club side Sale Sharks will be sweating on the outcome of the scan as they seek to secure their Aviva Premiership status ahead of next year. Gray has also been mentioned as a potential British & Irish Lion ahead of the summer's tour so Warren Gatland is also likely to be keeping a close eye on the prognosis.
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