Macfadyen set for long-awaited return

Scotland international Donnie Macfadyen will make his first start for Glasgow Warriors on Friday after more than a year on the sidelines. [more]

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Scotland international Donnie Macfadyen will make his first start for Glasgow Warriors on Friday after more than a year on the sidelines.

The openside flanker has been out for almost 15 months with a serious knee injury, but will now play in the Celtic League game at Cardiff Blues.

The 26-year-old said: "When I originally injured my knee during training, we initially thought I’d be out for a month, then it became four months, but it ended up being a lot more than that.

"It was difficult when people kept asking me ‘when are you going to be back?’ and I didn’t have an answer for them as I kept having setback after setback.

"But at least they were still asking and that spurred me on as it would have been a lot worse if they had not been asking at all.

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"The medical team here have been fantastic and have helped me through it all.

"Now that I’m back playing, it’s important for me to take things step by step and build up my game time again."

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