Ankle surgery keeps Blair Kinghorn ruled out for remainder of season

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend
Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend
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Scotland international Blair Kinghorn has been ruled out for the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery on his ankle.

The 22-year-old sustained the injury during the fourth round clash against Wales at Murrayfield Stadium where he limped off the field in the 30th minute.

The 6ft 3in fullback started for Scotland in the opening game against Italy where he scored a hat-trick following which he moved to the bench for Ireland clash. However, later he went on to claim the full-back position replacing the injured Stuart Hogg.

Kinghorn has played 11 Tests for the Dark Blues since his debut in February last year and has already scored six tries.

"Surgery done and dusted. Frustrated my season is over, but now looking forward to supporting the lads," Kinghorn confirmed the news on social media.

The news will be a big blow for Edinburgh as they are set to face Munster in the Champions Cup quarter-final later this month and also the business end of the Pro14 campaign where the Scottish club is positioned fifth in Conference B with eight wins from 17 games.

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