Surgery setback for Gilchrist

Date published: February 22 2016

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Edinburgh have suffered a major setback with second-row Grant Gilchrist set to undergo surgery after fracturing his forearm against Ospreys.

The 25-year-old is poised for a spell on the sidelines, with the PRO12 side releasing a statement on their website confirming the bad news.

"Edinburgh Rugby is disappointed to report that lock Grant Glichrist sustained a fracture to a long bone in his forearm during a collision in Friday night’s Guinness PRO12 match against Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium," it read.

"Gilchrist has seen a specialist and will undergo surgery today.

"The injury sustained is not to the same bone that required medical attention prior to Rugby World Cup 2015."

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