Gray ruled out for eight weeks

Scotland lock Richie Gray is facing an eight week period on the sidelines after scans showed he has a 'grade two' tear of his hamstring. [more]

Gray ruled out for eight weeks

Scotland lock Richie Gray is facing an eight week period on the sidelines after scans showed he has a ‘grade two’ tear of his hamstring.

The injury occurred in Scotland’s home defeat to Wales at the weekend and means the 23-year-old is unlikely to return to action with his club until the first week of May. Warren Gatland is due to name his british & Irish Lions squad at the end of April.

Gray was carried off on a stretcher during the 28-18 defeat at Murrayfield and Scotland and Lions doctor, James Robson, confirmed the extent of the injury on Monday.

"The normal period of rehabilitation is in the region of eight weeks. We have kept his club medical team at Sale Sharks fully appraised of Richie's situation and will now commence his recovery with his club with a view to playing before the end of the season," said Robson.

Gray will miss Scotland's final RBS 6 Nations match against France in Paris this weekend and will no doubt be targeting Sale's final Aviva Premiership fixture of the season, at home against London Wasps on the weekend of 4 May, for his comeback.
 

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