Scotland centre Alex Dunbar looks set to miss the Rugby World Cup after undergoing surgery on an ACL injury.
Dunbar has undergone his ACL reconstruction under the care of London-based orthopaedic surgeon, Mr Andy Williams, and has commenced his rehabilitation with a timescale of around six to nine months.
The news comes as a major blow for Vern Cotter and Scotland after Dunbar's impressive form.
Following his knee injury against Zebre earlier this month, Sean Lamont underwent an MRI scan at BMI Ross Hall Hospital, which confirmed that he had sustained a ligament injury. Sean was also assessed by Mr Williams and is expected to be out of action for a further nine weeks.
Rossouw de Klerk had an MRI scan at BMI Ross Hall Hospital for a groin injury sustained against Zebre, which confirmed the diagnosis of a muscle tear. He has undergone surgery and will be unavailable for around six weeks.
Following the knee injury sustained playing for Scotland against Ireland last weekend, Ryan Grant was scanned immediately after the game and it was determined he does not require surgery. He could be unavailable for around four weeks.
Euan Murray is still recovering from the head knock and nasal injury sustained playing for Scotland against Ireland last Saturday and will return once he has completed the graduated return to play protocol.