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Rugby: Scotland to assess Denton and Beattie injuries

David Denton sustained a knee injury in the defeat to Saracens

David Denton sustained a knee injury in the defeat to Saracens

BACK-row forwards Johnnie Beattie and David Denton were only able to play a limited part in Scotland’s open training session this afternoon after picking up injuries on club duty, the Scottish Rugby Union confirmed.

Beattie, back in the international fold for the first time in 18 months, reported for training with a wrist problem following Montpellier’s Heineken Cup win over Toulon over Saturday

Denton, meanwhile, is suffering from a knee injury having failed a late fitness test ahead of Edinburgh’s weekend clash Saracens.

Scotland team doctor James Robson said of the duo: “Both are progressing in their recovery and will be subject to further assessment this week with a view to being available for consideration for our opening RBS 6 Nations Championship match against England a week on Saturday.”

A number of other Scotland players were also carrying knocks, although Grant Gilchrist (ankle sprain), Tim Visser (foot), Ruaridh Jackson (rib), Sean Lamont (rib), Pat MacArthur (ankle sprain) and Chris Fusaro (groin) were all expected to play some part in training at Scotstoun Stadium today.

 

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