European Champions Cup
Glasgow lose Fusaro and Ashe to injury
ESPN Staff
December 11, 2014
Flanker Chris Fusaro has installed himself as a key component of Gregor Townsend's Glasgow Warriors side © Getty Images

Glasgow Warriors are set to lose the services of Scotland international Chris Fusaro indefinitely after it was revealed the flanker requires ankle surgery.

Glasgow will have a better idea of the likely length of Fusaro's spell on the sidelines after the operation to repair the damage suffered during the Warriors' European Champions Cup defeat by Toulouse.

The 25-year old was forced off after only 17 minutes of the contest and an MRI confirmed Glasgow's worst fears.

Fusaro will be joined on the sidelines by Adam Ashe, who is expected to be out for 'several weeks' as he recovers from the neck injury picked up on international duty against New Zealand.

The loss of Fusaro will be felt particularly keenly, however. The 25-year-old has emerged as a key component of the Warriors side since his breakthrough 2011-12 season.

He earned his first Scotland appearance earlier this year in the Calcutta Cup loss to England and signed a new two-year contract extension at Scotstoun a week later.

Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend said: "Both Chris and Adam have been playing really well and this is a setback for them.

"We wish them all the best with their rehab and look forward to welcoming them back into the squad in the New Year."

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