The Lions tour has had it’s fair share of injuries: Tomas O’Leary, Tom Shanklin, Jerry Flannery, Stephen Ferris, Leigh Halfpenny , Ryan Jones, and now Euan Murray.
Euan Murray’s ankle injury sustained during the Southern Kings game on Tuesday has ruled him out of the rest of the tour. It was previously hoped that his ankle sprain would heal sufficiently to keep him involved in the tour, however, recent scans have revealed that he will be unable to play for around a month.
Head coach Ian McGeechan confirmed Murray’s injury after announcing his 22 man squad for the first test. He said, “Murray has an ankle injury that is going to keep him out beyond the end of the tour.
“I have only just found out, but we will have to look at a short-term replacement for him.”
Murray is the fourth Lion to fly home since the squad arrived in South Africa after flanker Stephen Ferris, wing Leigh Halfpenny and injury replacement Ryan Jones all departed, and was heavily tipped to fill the 17 shirt in the upcoming tests.
What do you think? How much of a loss is Murray?