Skip to main contentAccess keys helpA-Z index

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
| Help
---------------
CHOOSE A SPORT
RELATED BBC SITES
Last Updated: Friday, 12 September, 2003, 14:00 GMT 15:00 UK
Townsend set for World Cup
Townsend in action against Italy
Gregor Townsend is vastly experienced
Scotland stand-off Gregor Townsend should be back in action in time for the World Cup in Australia next month.

The Borders player, who was won 77 caps for his country, twisted his knee and Murrayfield medical staff immediately sent him to a an orthopaedic surgeon for a specialist opinion.

Townsend subsequently underwent keyhole surgery in a bid to cure the problem.

He has now started a programme of rehabilitation with team physiotherapist Stuart Barton and his progress will be monitored.

Scotland team manager Dougie Morgan said: "We are pleased with Gregor's progress and are confident that there's no threat to his participation in the World Cup."

However, Scotland have injury worries over lock Scott Murray and props Tom Smith and Bruce Douglas. All, however, are expected to be fit in time for the trip to Australia.

Scotland begin their World Cup campaign against Japan in Townsville on 12 October.



Links to more Scotland stories


 

RELATED INTERNET LINKS:
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

ALSO IN THIS SECTION

E-mail services | Sport on mobiles/PDAs

MMIX

Back to top

Sport Homepage | Football | Cricket | Rugby Union | Rugby League | Tennis | Golf | Motorsport | Boxing | Athletics | Snooker | Horse Racing | Cycling | US Sport | Other Sport | Olympics 2004

Scores & Fixtures | Have Your Say | Photo Galleries | TV/Radio Listings

Fun and Games | Question of Sport | BBC Sport Extra

Northern Ireland | Scotland | Wales

BBC Sport Academy >> | BBC News >> | BBC Weather >>
About the BBC | News sources | Privacy & Cookies Policy | Contact us
banner watch listen bbc sport