Richie Gray update

Scotland lock Richie Gray could be back in action before the end of the domestic season.

Gray was stretchered off during Saturday’s RBS 6 Nations Championship match against Wales at Murrayfield with hamstring damage but the news following specialist assessment in Edinburgh today is encouraging.

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Scotland doctor James Robson said tonight: “Richie underwent a scan at Spire Murrayfield Hospital this afternoon which confirmed the presence of a grade two tear of one of his hamstring muscles.

“The normal period of rehabilitation from injuries of this nature is in the region of eight weeks.

“We have kept his club medical team at Sale Sharks fully appraised of Richie’s situation and will now commence his recovery with his club with a view to playing before the end of the season.”