Edinburgh and Scotland centre Mark Bennett is unlikely to play again this year after suffering a suspected ruptured hamstring in Friday’s 30-29 loss to Ulster in Belfast.
The 25-year-old, who also won a silver medal with GB7’s at the 2016 Olympics, was stretchered off midway through the first half at the Kingspan Stadium and Edinburgh coach Richard Cockerill has revealed it’s serious.
“He will have a scan today and we will know in the next 24 hours, but clearly it is something quite significant,” said the coach. “The extent of that we don’t know yet.
“He is on crutches. We think – it is yet to be confirmed – that he has ruptured his hamstring at the very top. Similar to the one [wing] Tom Brown had last year. If it is completely ruptured it is a serious injury.
“If it is what we think it is, it will be months.”