Sean Lamont has been ruled out of Scotland’s remaining autumn tests with a hamstring injury.
The Northampton winger pulled up as he chased Richard Kahui before the New Zealand centre grabbed their third try in a 32-6 win at Murrayfield on Saturday.
Gavin McCafferty writes for PA Sport that Scotland team doctor James Robson said: “A scan has shown a small amount of damage to Sean’s hamstring, enough to rule him out of the remainder of the autumn tests.”
Lamont will miss Saturday’s visit of South Africa and the Pittodrie clash against Canada but there was better news for his younger brother.
Sale winger Rory Lamont returned to training with his international team-mates this afternoon after missing the defeat to the All Blacks with a shoulder problem.
Forward Simon Taylor did some light running under the close watch of physio Stephen Mutch after a calf strain ruled him out on Saturday.
Three other players in Frank Hadden’s squad sat out training today, but winger Thom Evans (back) and locks Nathan Hines (wrist) and Jim Hamilton (ankle) are not considered major doubts for the game against the world champions.
Despite the heavy four-try defeat to an under-strength All Blacks side, Scotland remain hopeful ahead of another game against top-class opposition.
Scotland created several promising opportunities and put New Zealand under pressure for long spells, but were unable to make the breakthrough.
Assistant coach Graham Steadman said: “I have never felt as optimistic on the back of a defeat as I did on Saturday night, because I thought there was a lot for us to be excited about.”Tweet