Ex Annan RFC under-18 player of the year 2005 and 2006 Alex Dunbar   will miss the remainder of the season with his team Glasgow warriors due to  a knee injury .

A scan at BMI Ross Hall Hospital revealed that the 26-year-old centre sustained a bone injury in the 13th minute of the club’s final regular GUINNESS PRO12 match against Connacht in Galway.

Dunbar will not require surgery and will now begin a period of rest and recovery with his club’s medical team.

Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend said: “We’re disappointed for Alex that his season has been cut short through injury.

“He had been playing very well and played a big role in getting us into the GUINNESS PRO12 Play-Offs.

“We wish him all the best with his rehab and we look forward to him returning to training ahead of the new season.”

He has been replaced by ‘Matt Scott’ the Gloucester-bound Edinburgh centre who join the rest of the Scotland squad and meet at BT Murrayfield Stadium on Monday 6th June for few days training camp before they depart to Tokyo on Saturday 11th of June.

Alex was  Born in Dumfries and a former pupil of Lockerbie Academy, Dunbar graduated in 2008 with an HNC  from the SAC at Auchencruve in Ayrshire, also a Scottish rugby Academy  contracted player, made his warriors debut in the 25–13 win against Ulster at Ravenhill in back December 2009.

Dunbar was the only Scot (and only Scottish based player) to be included in the Rabodirect Pro 12 ‘Dream team’ for the 2013–14 season. He agreed a new Glasgow contact until 2017 .

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