Bedevilled by injury in recent years the Glasgow Warrior, whose long-time international rival Mike Blair quit Test rugby earlier this season, has been out for the past six months with a shoulder problem.
He has been on the point of a comeback recently but the joint has flared up once again forcing him to see a specialist. "Unfortunately, he had a setback when he had a scan this week which showed that there's a bit more damage in the shoulder. He'd done everything at training, we'd done full contact and he had been complaining about a bit of pain in the back of his shoulder, so he's not likely to play for us again this season," explained Gregor Townsend, the Warriors head coach.
He admitted it was a major blow to the club. "With the amount of rehab he's done, having been out for six months, coming back at this time of the season would have been fantastic for us," said Townsend.
The coach said the Granite City native had been made available to Aberdeen GSFP over the last two weeks and added that it was perhaps just as well their games had been called off.