Dunbar out again
Fresh injury blow for Alex
Alex Dunbar’s Six Nations may well be over before it has even started.
The big centre from Johnstonebridge has been hit by yet another injury.
Out of the opener against Wales at the weekend while still undergoing head knock protocols, he was expected to return to meet the French at Murrayfield on Sunday.
Dunbar was back in training at Oriam on Tuesday but picked up a hamstring injury and unconfirmed reports suggest it was serious enough make him miss the rest of the tournament.
It’s the latest in a string of injuries that have blighted the 27-year-old former Annan mini’s career.
And it will be a major blow to coach Gregor Townsend ahead of a must-win game following the battering the Scots took at the hands of a well disciplined Welsh side.
Dunbar’s all round abilities, tackling strength and canny knack of breaking tackles, were sorely missed and will be once more.
With several other injuries, the options for the central pairing are disappearing fast.
Meanwhile, it was better news for former Stewartry youngster Stafford McDowall who will be back wearing a Scotland jersey tonight.
He has been picked at outside centre for the Under 20s clash with their French counterparts at Broadwood Stadium in Cumbernauld which kicks off at 7.45pm.