Darcy Graham now expected to be out until February

Winger now likely to miss Scotland's first two matches in the 2023 Six Nations Championship

Darcy Graham was injured playing for Edinburgh against Munster last week . Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk
Darcy Graham was injured playing for Edinburgh against Munster last week. Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk

EDINBURGH issued an update on Darcy Graham’s knee injury this afternoon, predicting the international winger will now be out of action until February. That is likely to  mean that Graham will miss the first two rounds of the Six Nations, against England on 4 February and Wales a week later.

The capital club’s last match before the Six Nations is at home to the Sharks on 28 January, with their next being away to Scarlets on Saturday 18.

Yesterday head coach Mike Blair said Graham would definitely miss his team’s first two Champions Cup games and probably also the 1872 Cup double-header at the end of the month, but also said a more precise prognosis would be published today.

That duly happened, with the statement saying: “Darcy Graham will miss the upcoming festive fixtures through injury with the Scotland international winger expected to be sidelined until February.

“Graham picked up a knee (MCL) injury in last weekend’s BKT United Rugby Championship contest against Munster at DAM Health Stadium and left the match in the 26th minute.  Graham will remain under the care of the Edinburgh Rugby medical team during his rehab period.”

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