Barry Irving Out Of Rugby For Eight Months

Glasgow Rugby will be without Barry Irving until next season. The stand-off-cum-full back damaged a cruciate knee ligament during training last week.A medical examination has revealed that surgery is needed to repair the injury. The operation is planned for next week. The Scotland A cap has been advised that he will out of rugby for about eight months. Consequently, he will miss the start of next season as well as the remainder of the current term."We are naturally disappointed to lose Barry for so long," Richie Dixon, Glasgow's head coach, said today. "We wish him a speedy and uncomplicated recovery." Irving, who is in his third season with Glasgow, made his Scotland A debut as a replacement against New Zealand at Perth in November. Previously, he had played nine internationals for Scotland Under-21.Glasgow Rugby will be without Barry Irving until next season. The stand-off-cum-full back damaged a cruciate knee ligament during training last week.A medical examination has revealed that surgery is needed to repair the injury. The operation is planned for next week. The Scotland A cap has been advised that he will out of rugby for about eight months. Consequently, he will miss the start of next season as well as the remainder of the current term."We are naturally disappointed to lose Barry for so long," Richie Dixon, Glasgow's head coach, said today. "We wish him a speedy and uncomplicated recovery." Irving, who is in his third season with Glasgow, made his Scotland A debut as a replacement against New Zealand at Perth in November. Previously, he had played nine internationals for Scotland Under-21.