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Lamont blames injuries on style

Rory Lamont
Rory Lamont missed last year's Six Nations tournament with injury aswell

Sale back Rory Lamont has says his bad luck with injuries is down to his abrasive style of play.

The 26-year-old suffered severe ligament damage during Sharks' 36-6 Heineken Cup victory over Montauban last week.

Lamont told BBC Radio Manchester: "I seem to spin through a lot of contact and it puts a lot of force through your body when you're spinning.

"I guess I just open my body up for injuries with that style of play."

This latest setback follows a series of injuries for Lamont who was forced out of last year's Six Nations competition with a fractured cheekbone, eye socket and jaw.

He added: "I think it is probably to do with my style of play.

"I am quite a physical player and I have an abrasive style. But that is what makes me the player I am so I'll just have to roll with unfortunately.

"The physical side of the game is what my game is based on so I think if I started trying to change my style then I would probably struggle a little bit."

Lamont is expected to be sidelined for up to four months while Scotland start their Six Nations campaign on 8 February.

Lamont, brother of fellow Scotland international Sean, will also sit out the remainder of Sale's Heineken Cup pool campaign, and possibly the quarter-finals, if the Sharks progress in the tournament.

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Lamont suffers Six Nations blow
11 Dec 08 |  Scottish
Sale 36-6 Montauban
05 Dec 08 |  Rugby Union

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