Scotland and Glasgow Warriors full-back Stuart Hogg has undergone ankle surgery and is set to be out for around three months. Hogg suffered the ankle injury in Glasgow’s win over Munster earlier this month and is now set to be on the sidelines until December.
It means the 26-year-old will miss Scotland’s autumn internationals against Wales, Fiji, South Africa and Argentina in November, while he will be forced to sit out Glasgow’s European Champions Cup matches next month against Saracens and Cardiff Blues.
Hogg said: “I’m gutted to be missing some important games for Glasgow Warriors and Scotland over the next few months.
“My focus just now is working hard and getting fit, so I can play my part in what is a long season.
“I’d like to thank the medical staff at Glasgow Warriors and BMI Ross Hall Hospital for all their care and support.”
Glasgow head coach Dave Rennie knows losing the influential Hogg is a blow but he’s already looking forward to having him back later in the year.
He said: “Hoggy injured his ankle in the game against Munster and then flew to South Africa with the squad for our PRO14 matches against the Cheetahs and the Kings.
“He didn’t train over here as it often takes a few days for the swelling to go down and he returned home when we realised it was more serious than we thought.
“It’s frustrating for him. He got himself in extremely good nick for the start of the season and was arguably one of the best players on the park in the opening two games.
“But it’s a long old season, he’s a resilient man and we’re looking forward to seeing him back out there soon.”