GLASGOW stand-off Ross Thompson has had surgery on the ankle he injured against Leinster last month, a statement on the Warriors website revealed this evening.
Head coach Franco Smith said last week there was still a possibility of a non-invasive recovery, but that was before surgeons had assessed the injury fully. No specific date has been set for the No 10’s return.
“Ross Thompson has undergone successful surgery at Ross Hall Hospital on an ankle injury sustained against Leinster a fortnight ago, with the operation conducted by Mr Bob Carter, Consultant Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon,” the statement read. “Thompson will now begin his rehabilitation under the supervision of the club’s medical and strength and conditioning team with a view of returning to action in the New Year.”
Zander Fagerson and Oli Kebble are still having their injuries assessed by the medical team at Scotstoun. Fagerson went off with hamstring damage in the first half of the Warriors’ win at Zebre on Saturday, while Kebble injured a shoulder and left the field 15 minutes into the second half.
Back-row forward Jack Dempsey will be out for a short time with a groin injury, and Alex Samuel will likewise be out of action in the short term after picking up a back injury. Scott Cummings (foot), Cole Forbes (neck), Enrique Pieretto (chest), Allan Dell (calf), Thomas Gordon (calf) and Rory Darge (ankle) are all continuing rehab on their injuries. Sam Johnson is continuing what the statement called “his phased return to training”.
Duncan Weir has re-joined the squad after recovering from a calf injury and will be available for Glasgow’s opening game of this season’s Challenge Cup campaign, at Bath on Saturday.
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