Cameron Blades Out Of Rugby For Four Months

Cameron Blades, Glasgow's Australian international prop forward, is to have surgery on his left shoulder. It is expected that he will be out of rugby for about four months.The a/c joint of the shoulder was damaged after he had scored a try during Glasgow's victory against Caerphilly at Hughenden a week past Friday. However, a further examination has shown that an operation is needed to repair a stabilising ligament in the shoulder.Another of Glasgow's props, Lee Harrison, also is to have an operation, though he could be back in rugby in time for Glasgow's Celtic League quarter-final against Connacht in Galway on Saturday 1 December. Surgery is required to repair a tear in a cartilage in his right knee.Glasgow's two injured back-row forwards, Gordon Simpson and Donnie Macfadyen, are making progress. However, neither will be available for Glasgow's Heineken Cup match against Cardiff at The Arms Park on Saturday.Simpson, who had an abdominal infection, is running again in training. "It's good to see him back in action," Richie Dixon, Glasgow's head coach, said today, "and Donnie's making solid progress. But it's too early for either to be ready for the Cardiff match.'simpson's fellow Scotland cap, Jonathan Steel, also will miss Glasgow's visit to Cardiff, as will Michael Bartlett. Both wings have leg injuries. Steel has a hamstring strain, and Bartlett has deep bruising in a thigh.Cameron Blades, Glasgow's Australian international prop forward, is to have surgery on his left shoulder. It is expected that he will be out of rugby for about four months.The a/c joint of the shoulder was damaged after he had scored a try during Glasgow's victory against Caerphilly at Hughenden a week past Friday. However, a further examination has shown that an operation is needed to repair a stabilising ligament in the shoulder.Another of Glasgow's props, Lee Harrison, also is to have an operation, though he could be back in rugby in time for Glasgow's Celtic League quarter-final against Connacht in Galway on Saturday 1 December. Surgery is required to repair a tear in a cartilage in his right knee.Glasgow's two injured back-row forwards, Gordon Simpson and Donnie Macfadyen, are making progress. However, neither will be available for Glasgow's Heineken Cup match against Cardiff at The Arms Park on Saturday.Simpson, who had an abdominal infection, is running again in training. "It's good to see him back in action," Richie Dixon, Glasgow's head coach, said today, "and Donnie's making solid progress. But it's too early for either to be ready for the Cardiff match.'simpson's fellow Scotland cap, Jonathan Steel, also will miss Glasgow's visit to Cardiff, as will Michael Bartlett. Both wings have leg injuries. Steel has a hamstring strain, and Bartlett has deep bruising in a thigh.