Edinburgh have confirmed they have suspended captain Magnus Bradbury over an off-field disciplinary issue.
The 22-year-old forward, who was only appointed captain at the start of this season by new head coach Richard Cockerill, missed Saturday’s Challenge Cup win at London Irish after picking up a head injury on a night out.
“Edinburgh Rugby is aware of an incident involving club captain Magnus Bradbury,” a statement from the team said yesterday.
“The player is now subject to an internal disciplinary procedure and is unavailable for selection whilst this continues.
“Edinburgh Rugby takes any disciplinary issue seriously therefore the matter will be investigated and appropriate action will be taken. No further comment will be made at this time.”
Bradbury was on a day off and did not have training the following day, so his employers do not have any issue with his being out in town.
The relevant factor is how well he looked after himself while there, and whether he should be held responsible for the injury.