Finn Russell has put in some talismanic performances for Glasgow Warriors over the past two Guinness PRO12 seasons, but head coach Gregor Townsend has revealed he will be without his first-choice fly-half for the start of this campaign.
The 23-year-old Scotland international was injured in the Scotstoun outfit’s final game of the last Guinness PRO12 season – the semi-final defeat to eventual champions Connacht in Galway.
After going down following an accidental clash of heads with team-mate Zander Fagerson, Russell was not able to recover and missed this summer’s tour of Japan with Scotland.
But despite being well on the road to recovery and training well in light sessions back with the Warriors, Townsend will not be rushing Russell back too early.
“We don’t expect him to play in the first two or three games of the season,” he said. “We’ll just see what happens over the next few weeks.
“He’s working on skills, he’s very keen to be involved, and everything has gone well so far with his recovery.
“But we’re being very cautious on when he can come back to training with the team and also full training.
“So far his progress has been really good.”
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