Six Nations

Lamont blow for Scotland

2012-02-28 15:54
Rory Lamont (File)
Edinburgh - Rory Lamont is set to be sidelined for up to four months with a broken leg, the Scottish Rugby Union said on Tuesday.

Scotland wing Lamont was injured during the first half of Scotland's 23-17 defeat by France in Sunday's Six Nations international at Murrayfield when, after jumping to contest a re-start with French No 8 Louis Picamoles, he landed awkwardly.

After receiving treatment for several minutes, he was stretchered off.

Glasgow's Lamont has since undergone surgery and Scotland team doctor James Robson told on Tuesday: "Rory is comfortable. His convalescence will get underway at once.

"Injuries of this nature require typically three to four months of rehabilitation. We all wish Rory a speedy recovery."

Lamont was replaced by Nick de Luca at Murrayfield, where Scotland, despite a much improved display, suffered their third straight defeat in as many Six Nations matches this season and fifth loss in a row in total.

Scotland conclude the Six Nations with potentially tricky away fixtures against Ireland and Italy next month.

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