1872 Cup: Glasgow Warriors’ triple injury blow

Flanker Rob Harley is out after sustaining an injury in Saturday's match. Picture: Ian Rutherford
Flanker Rob Harley is out after sustaining an injury in Saturday's match. Picture: Ian Rutherford
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GLASGOW’S preparations for Friday’s 1872 Cup second leg with Edinburgh have been put under significant threat by three injury blows.

Flanker Rob Harley is out after he sustained a significant blow to the ankle and knee in Saturday’s first leg.

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Although the results of a scan he underwent last night will not be known until later today, Harley was sheathed in a protective boot and on crutches when he headed for his hospital session.

However, Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend was more upbeat about stand-off Duncan Weir and full-back Stuart Hogg who also underwent scans on bicep and thigh injuries respectively.

Townsend said: “With Rob who knows [how long he will be out]. He got a good whack on his ankle and his knee and he was sore when I spoke to him. We have to wait and see just how bad it is, but he is definitely out this week.

“Rob was still in a lot of pain. He is also in a boot and he is on crutches and with a six-day turn around he is definitely out. He was going to be rested anyway but obviously that has now been taken out of our hands.

“But Chris Fusaro was confident when he injured his ankle over in Toulouse that he would be fine but is out for three or four months. So we will just have to wait and see how things pan out.”

In respect of Weir and Hogg the news is better, although Townsend will still face a sweat over two players who were major contributors to Saturday’s first-leg 16-6 success over Alan Solomons’ men.

Townsend said: “Duncy [Weir] and Stuart Hogg both required scans with Hoggy getting a scan on a thigh strain while Duncy has hurt a bicep.

“They are improving but these are cautionary scans. Let us say they are precautions and we are still 48 hours from the game. They didn’t train on Monday so we will have to wait and see.”

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