Duncan Taylor: Saracens
Saracens centre Duncan Taylor will miss the remainder of the season however may return in time for Scotland’s 2019 World Cup marketing campaign, boss Mark McCall says.
Taylor ruptured each his anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments in an A-team recreation towards Exeter’s reserve facet on three September.
It adopted a troublesome 2017-18 marketing campaign for the 29-year-old, who was restricted to simply 10 league appearances.
“Duncan is out for the season and will not be again till June,” McCall mentioned.
“It is an enormous blow. He is clearly had a poor yr injury-wise. With the top harm (in January) he was by no means certain when he was coming again or when he was going to really feel good.
“It is merciless for some of the well-liked gamers within the squad. It is simply a type of issues.”
Taylor has received 21 caps for Scotland, the final towards Fiji in June 2017.
Gregor Townsend’s facet will play their first aggressive recreation of the World Cup on 22 September subsequent yr towards Eire in Yokohama.
“I am optimistic he’ll be again for the World Cup,” McCall added.
“All issues going equal he’ll be again in June which supplies him time. I am certain he’ll be in rivalry.”