Easson: I?Ll Come Back Stronger

Andrew Easson revealed to www.edinburghrugby.org that he has been hit with a fresh injury blow, but the former Scotland Under-19 international is confident he will bounce back stronger than ever.

The 20-year-old centre has suffered a stop-start beginning to his Edinburgh career after enduring a series of injury set-backs, including a broken leg.

But Easson has vowed to return to wear the black and red again with his unbreakable self belief still intact and is aiming to make an impact in 2008.

Easson said: "I definitely think I will be a stronger character when I come back. I"ve had a few major injury set-backs already, but I know I will come back physically stronger and also mentally stronger."

Nevertheless Easson, son of former Edinburgh coach Bob, admits he was devastated by his latest injury problem and is predicting a three-month lay-off in order to regain full fitness.

He added: "It is not too good because I found out from a surgeon that I need an operation on my ankle in order to stabilise it. I had some tests which showed it wasn't very stable, so I need to get that sorted out.

"Firstly I fractured it in April and this injury possibly comes from that. I got it pinned back then and I have been thinking about how it could have happened because I"ve played in three games recently where I didn't have any problems.

"It has been very hard for me because I"ve been out for so long because of my leg. I was coming back and had played three games and felt I was getting onto a roll for Currie.

"But to then get another set-back has been pretty hard. I"m now going to be out for another few months, so I"ve got to deal with that and get through it.

"My primary goal is to get fit. I"ve been told I will probably be out for about three months, so I"ll target the New Year and try to play as many games as I can. Hopefully all the bad luck is out of the window now."