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November 17, 2023

Jamie Dobie out for three months

Posted by Editor on November 17, 2023 10:29 PM | No comments | Print | E-mail author

Jamie Dobie faces a three-month spell on the sidelines
Jamie Dobie is set for three-month spell on the sidelines after suffering an ankle injury in Glasgow's win over Ospreys last weekend.

The injury required surgery with Glasgow head coach Franco Smith saying: "Looks like a 12 to 13 or 14 week injury. Sometimes these things get better around ten weeks, the last four weeks of recovery are always the difficult ones... so we anticipate a little bit longer up to 14 weeks I suppose."

Smith also played down the suggestion that Warriors could recall Ali Price after the Scotland scrum-half started a season-long load spell with Edinburgh just last week. "Apparently that is not going to be the case," said Smith.

However, Smith has now been left with George Horne and Sean Kennedy as his only two fit senior scrum-halves - Ben Afshar is on a partnership deal with Stirling Wolves Super Series side but has yet to play at pro level.

With Horne likely to be featuring for Scotland in the Six Nations, Warriors options at nine could be severely depleted Six Nations, Smith acknowledged a need to find cover. "With George and the Six Nations we are well aware of the problem. We are busy looking. I don't want to say too much but we will allow the young guys and Sean to get their opportunity so let's see how things develop but obviously we are aware of the problem."

Smith said that any new recruit would have to be of the requisite quality. "As I said to the decision makers here, we are not going to take anyone, we will take the right person."