DUNCAN SUFFERS INJURY BLOW
Former Cambus man relegated to the sidelines for six weeks
Cambuslang man Duncan Weir suffered a major set-back in his quest for more game time after fracturing his jaw.
The Edinburgh stand- off faces a lengthy time on the sidelines following a clash of heads with Munster’s CJ Stander in a Guinness PRO12 28-14 defeat last month.
Duncan, 25, who made the move along the M8 in the summer from Glasgow Warriors, was in search of more time on the pitch due to teammate Finn Russell’s good form.
But the former Cambuslang RFC player could be out for as long as six weeks and is likely to miss Scotland’s Autumn tests.
Speaking exclusively to the Reformer, Duncan said: “I managed to fracture my jaw against Munster a couple of weeks ago.
“Once we got home that night I just went straight to the hospital and was taken up to get surgery the day after.
“It’s one of these things when you play a contact sport and big men run at you down the channel, you need to stop them one way or another.
“The surgeon said it could be about six weeks but he’s not putting a length of time out on it.
“He said I’ve got a lot of good things coming my way and I’m young as well so hopefully my bones will heal up nice and quick.”
Duncan has settled in well at Edinburgh and is enjoying life in the city after moving in to a flat with his fiancé.
But his side’s start to the season has not gone to plan after losing four of the past six matches in the Guiness PRO12 whilst their manager Alan Solomons stepped down as boss.
Edinburgh sit ninth but will take a break from league business with a game against Timisoara Saracens on Saturday in the European Rugby Challenge Cup.
The Scotland international said: “It’s been a good transition. Me and my fiancé are living here now and we’re really enjoying the city to live in but I’ve moved over here to win games of rugby and we’ve not done that so far.
“We know what to do on the rugby field and I believe we will get the results in our favour.
“I’m just disappointed I’m currently injured after the transition of a new coach and I can’t do anything to help them on a match day apart from cheer them on from the stands.
“We know that it is not major issues that are stopping us getting the results that we want, it will take a bit of patience and hard work and we’ll get over the line. I firmly believe that.”
And while travelling the country with his new teammates, Duncan has still not forgotten his hometown club and has kept an eye on their impressive start to the season.
He revealed this week he had went to college with head coach Jamie Seery who has led Cambuslang to six wins in a row in the BT West Division 2.
“I’ve seen on Facebook they’ve made a good start.
“I actually went to college with Jamie so I know him fairly well. It’s great to see them winning games.
“I know a lot of the faces from when I was playing but it is always nice to look back into your roots and home connections to see they are having a good start to the season.”
Injured Former Cambuslang Rugby Club man Duncan Weir (main) and off-pitch at Murrayfield