International Rugby
Cusiter injury blow for Scotland
ESPN Staff
September 20, 2012
Scotland scrum-half Chris Cusiter makes a break, Scotland v England, Six Nations Championship, Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland, March 13, 2010
Scrum-half Chris Cusiter will miss Scotland's end-of-year campaign due to a shoulder injury © Getty Images
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Scrum-half Chris Cusiter has been ruled out of Scotland's end-of-year campaign with a shoulder injury.

The 30-year-old, who won the last of his 63 Test caps against Samoa earlier this year, dislocated his shoulder while on RaboDirect PRO12 duty for Glasgow Warriors on Friday night and is now expected to be sidelined until the end of the year.

Cusiter does not require an operation but will not be available for the games against New Zealand, South Africa and Tonga at Murrayfield next month.

"Everyone at Glasgow Warriors is disappointed that a quality player like Chris Cusiter is likely to be out of action until around the middle of December," said Glasgow head coach Gregor Townsend.

"It's encouraging, though, that he doesn't need surgery, and we know he's in the best possible hands with our medical team. Chris is a tough competitor, and he'll be working hard to return to fitness and make a significant contribution to our campaign."

Scotland head coach Andy Robinson said: "It's disappointing for Chris because he has made such a good start to the season. I wish him a speedy recovery."

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