SCOTLAND forward Rob Harley is in danger of missing the start of the RBS Six Nations after his club side Glasgow Warriors ruled him out for “several weeks”.
The flanker suffered knee and ankle injuries in last Saturday’s 16-6 win over Edinburgh following a collision with Dark Blues team-mate David Denton.
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With Scotland set to open their championship campaign against France in Paris on 7 February, the 24-year-old now faces a race against time to make himself a part of Vern Cotter’s plans.
However, Warriors are understood to be relieved the damage is not as bad as first feared.
A spokesman for the Scotstoun outfit said last night: “Following a scan at BMI Ross Hall Hospital it’s been confirmed that Rob Harley has tissue damage to both his left knee and left ankle.
“However, he does not require surgery and is likely to be sidelined for several weeks.
“Several other players are undergoing further assessment and investigation.
“The club would like to thank the radiology department at BMI Ross Hall Hospital for all their help this week.”
Meanwhile, Wales hooker Emyr Phillips looks set to miss Wales’ Six Nations campaign as he prepares to undergo surgery on a dislocated shoulder, which will keep him out of action for up to 12 weeks.
Phillips, who was in Wales’ squad for the autumn Test series, suffered the injury in Scarlets’ Guinness Pro12 defeat to the Ospreys on Saturday.
The 27-year-old has three caps.
Wales begin their Six Nations campaign at home to England on Friday, 6 February, before ending the tournament away to Italy on Saturday, 21 March.
In today’s Guinness Pro12 action Cardiff Blues travel to Newport Gwent Dragons and there is an Irish derby at the Galway Sportsground as Connacht host Munster.
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