Edinburgh Rugby – Medical Update

Guinness PRO12 Editor

25 Oct 2012

Edinburgh Rugby today issued an update on five players that left the field through injury during Sunday’s Heineken Cup loss to Munster at Thomond Park.

Ben Atiga (hamstring) sustained an injury to his hamstring, which will rule him out of selection for the next fortnight. During this time Ben will have a knee complaint assessed at the Spire Murrayfield Hospital.

Both Dimitri Basilaia and Netani Talei sustained knee injuries. Fortunately neither requires surgery, with the normal rehabilitation period for ligament damage of this nature around six weeks.

Geoff Cross suffered a head knock in the match and will not be available for selection for tomorrow’s game. Cross will go into the care of the Scotland medical team from Monday and is expected to be available for selection for Scotland’s first EMC Test match against New Zealand.

Gregor Hunter sustained a knock to the head and is currently going through his return to play protocol. He is hoped to return in one week’s time.

Update on ongoing recovery

Ben Cairns sustained a knee injury in the 2011 pre-season friendly against Sale Sharks and returned to full training yesterday (Wednesday), and is hoped to be available for selection mid to late November.

Jamie Farndale sustained a leg fracture (tibia and fibula) while playing for Edinburgh Accies in the RBS Premiership, with his return to training expected in around six months.

Allan Jacobsen remains unavailable for selection due to a hamstring strain. He will miss tomorrow’s (Friday) game and will go into the care of the Scotland medical team from Monday. Jacobsen is expected to be available for selection for Scotland’s first EMC Test against New Zealand.

Greig Laidlaw damaged his shoulder/neck in the side’s loss to Saracens on Saturday 13 October. Laidlaw will go into the care of the Scotland medical team from Monday and is expected to be available for selection for Scotland’s first EMC Test match against New Zealand.

Steven Lawrie (knee) is back running, lifting weights and is hoped to return to rugby in six to eight weeks.

Perry Parker is recovering well from his ankle/hip injury and is expected to be available for selection mid to late November.

Steven Turnbull is progressing well following his knee injury and is expected to be available for selection mid November.

Sep Visser injured his neck/shoulder playing for Boroughmuir in the RBS Premiership last Saturday and will be unavailable for selection for around three weeks.