SCOTLAND full-back Stuart Hogg is still hopeful of being involved in the autumn Test series as he waits for a plaster cast to be removed from his arm.
The 21-year-old suffered his first broken bone playing for Glasgow against Ulster on his competitive return to action following the summer’s British and Irish Lions tour.
Despite playing through it the following week against Leinster, believing it to be a minor injury, he eventually had it diagnosed and opted to undergo surgery to speed up the recovery process.
He was told it could keep him out of action for as many as six weeks, taking him into the middle of November and effectively out of the running to face Japan, South Africa and Australia.
The Glasgow centre however remains hopeful.
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