Fraser Brown news worsens: Glasgow hooker now expected to miss all of Six Nations

George Horne and Alex Allan also face long spells on sidelines as Warriors' woes deepen

Fraser Brown
Fraser Brown has been out of action for nearly a month and now faces another three on the sidelines as he recovers from a neck injury. Image: © Craig Watson-

GLASGOW Warriors now expect co-captain Fraser Brown to be out of action for at least the first three months of 2021, meaning he will miss the entire Six Nations. Head coach Danny Wilson suggested earlier this week that the hooker’s neck injury was more serious than first thought, but since then the results of tests have confirmed how long a recovery period will be required.

Scrum-half George Horne faces being sidelined for a similar length of time, meaning he too is set to miss out on the whole of the Championship. And prop Alex Allan is expected to miss the rest of the season.

A statement released on the Warriors website late this afternoon said: “Club co-captain Fraser Brown is expected to be out of action for at least three months as the hooker recovers from a neck injury sustained playing for Scotland in the Autumn Nations Cup match against Ireland.

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“George Horne is to undergo surgery on a foot injury in the coming weeks. The Glasgow Warriors and Scotland scrum-half sustained the injury while in Scotland camp and is expected to be sidelined for up to 12 weeks.

“Meanwhile, Alex Allan has successfully undergone surgery at BMI Ross Hall Hospital on an Achilles injury sustained while playing against Dragons in early December. The prop is expected to be unavailable for the remainder of the season.”

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  1. When it rains, it pours seems to be the motto for Glasgow this season. On the plus side it will mean more game time for Dobie, who looks good enough to be involved with Scotland, he just needs more game time. Not sure who the third choice loose head is. I’m assuming the Ayrshire bulls hooker will need to be brought in for the next 3 months, sure he signed some kind of deal in the summer with Glasgow. Happy new year everyone. Fingers crossed the 6 Ns goes ahead.

    • On the brightside we won’t have to deal with Browns infuriating discipline and his overthrows on our 5 meter line?

      A shame though, he is first choice for me when fit and sets the standard physically. A bolter for that 3rd lions spot he will unfortuently miss it looks like.

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