Caledonians lose forwards for rest of season
January 20, 2000

Two Glasgow Caledonian's forwards, Willie Anderson and Steve Griffiths, will miss the remainder of the season after picking up serious injuries earlier this month.
Both players were injured in the Welsh/Scottish league game against Ebbw Vale on 3rd of January, and although Griffiths was originally diagnosed as having a dislocated wrist the severity of his injury has now come to light.
He will today face an operation for severed tendons, joining Anderson on the unavailable list after the prop had an operation on a detached bicep muscle.
Coach Richie Dixon believes the injuries will be "an enormous blow" to the side as they aim to move out of the bottom half of the league over the next few months. "We were expecting to depend on them a great deal for the remainder of the season while the front-liners were away on Six Nations duty with Scotland."
Tomorrow night they face Edinburgh in the opening leg of this seasons 'Tri-Series' , and for that match will also be without Gordon Simpson and Gavin Scott. Scott an 'A' International hooker faces a six-week lay off after suffering knee ligament damage, while Scotland back row player Gordon Simpson is unlikely to risk his sternum injury ahead of next month's Championship opener in Italy.
The second 'Tri-Series' second match is scheduled for Jed-Forest's Riverside Park ground on Friday, 25 February (7pm). The annual series will decide which of the two Scottish sides enjoys the better seeding for next year's European Cup.

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