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Lamont faces four months out after leg break

Updated: Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012 13:28

Rory Lamont has been ruled out of action for four months
Rory Lamont has been ruled out of action for four months

Scotland wing Rory Lamont is facing three to four months of rehabilitation after undergoing surgery on his broken leg.

Lamont sustained a fractured fibula in Sunday's RBS 6 Nations defeat to France at Murrayfield and was subsequently operated on at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

Scotland team doctor James Robson told www.scottishrugby.org today: "Rory is comfortable.

"His convalescence will get under way at once. Injuries of this nature require typically three to four months of rehabilitation.

"We all wish Rory a speedy recovery."

Glasgow back Lamont, 29, was replaced after 30 minutes. He had landed awkwardly after contesting a restart and required lengthy treatment on the pitch.

Scotland lost the game 23-17, their third successive defeat of a Six Nations campaign that will conclude with difficult away fixtures against Ireland and Italy next month.

Lamont was not the only player hurt during a tough encounter against Les Bleus.

His brother Sean suffered an abrasion to his right eye, centre Graeme Morrison will undergo further assessment on a knee injury, fly-half Greig Laidlaw suffered suspected concussion, while Laidlaw's half-back partner Mike Blair was left nursing a dead leg.

Robson also reported similar leg injuries to Blair's for Glasgow forwards Richie Gray and John Barclay, and lock Jim Hamilton suffered leg bruising.

Scotland's home-based players will assemble at Murrayfield tomorrow to begin preparations for the Ireland clash in Dublin on March 10.