Duncan Weir to miss 6 Nations after bicep surgery

Duncan Weir in action for Glasgow Warriors against Edinburgh Rugby. Picture: SNS
Duncan Weir in action for Glasgow Warriors against Edinburgh Rugby. Picture: SNS
Share this article
Have your say

SCOTLAND and Glasgow fly-half Duncan Weir will miss the RBS 6 Nations championship and be sidelined for up to four months after undergoing surgery on his right bicep, the Guinness PRO12 club have announced.

Weir suffered an injury to his arm during the league clash with Edinburgh on December 27 and a scan showed the 23-year-old would require surgery to fix the problem.

A statement on Glasgow’s official website said: “Following an injury sustained in the game against Edinburgh Rugby at Scotstoun on Saturday 27 December and a subsequent MRI scan at BMI Ross Hall Hospital, it was advised that Duncan Weir required surgery to repair his right biceps.

“Duncan has successfully undergone surgery and will be out of action for up to four months.”

Weir was Scotland’s starting fly-half in the 2014 Six Nations championship and kicked a dramatic last-ditch drop goal to secure a 21-20 win over Italy in Rome.

The Glasgow stand-off also played in the Scotland side that defeated Argentina 21-19 in Cordoba last June, kicking 11 points in the victory, before being on the losing side to South Africa.


Subscribe to our daily newsletter (requires registration) and get the latest news, sport and business headlines delivered to your inbox every morning

• You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google +

Weir was named in Vern Cotter’s squad for last year’s autumn internationals, although he lost his starting berth to Glasgow team-mate Finn Russell.

Scotland finished fifth in last year’s Six Nations tournament thanks to their narrow win over Italy.

Glasgow also announced that loose forward Tyrone Holmes will be out for up to six weeks after he underwent a procedure to repair a fractured eye socket suffered in the game against Edinburgh on January 2.


• Download your free 30-day trial for our iPad, Android and Kindle apps

Keep up to date with all aspects of Scottish life with The Scotsman iPhone app, completely free to download and use