Dunbar rehab for RWC progressing well

Date published: July 22 2015

Scotland centre Alex Dunbar hasn't given up hope of recovering from a serious knee injury in time for the Rugby World Cup.

The exciting young back ruptured his ACL while training with Scotland ahead of the Six Nations.

Dunbar has since been rehabbing in the United States with knee expert Bill Knowles to try and be fit in time for the tournament.

Yet to train with the national squad, Dunbar is being kept up to date with Scotland's plans and still hopes to add to his 14 caps on the biggest stage.

"This is my first chance to play in the World Cup. If I can keep pushing and progressing well, it could hopefully be a dream come true," Dunbar told Sky Sports.

"That's the hope just now. It's going well, I feel quite positive now and hopefully I can make it.

"I have still got to see the specialist and still got a lot of fitness work and conditioning to get through before I'm fit to take part in full training.

“I'm happy where I am at the moment but I know there are still a lot of boxes to tick before I can get back out playing.

"It was good to get the boots back on last week and do a lot of running and drills out on the field.

"It's been tough being in the gym just doing rehab so to get the boots back on and be able to run about again was a great psychological boost."