Oct 4 2012 By Gordon Parks
DTH van der Merwe
Van der Merwe is expected to be out for six week with a hamstring injury
GLASGOW WARRIORS head coach Gregor Townsend is hugely relieved that two key stars won’t be sidelined with long-term injuries.
Wing DTH van der Merwe and Prop Moray Low both limped off during last Friday’s RaboDirect PRO12 win over Zebre at Scotstoun Stadium.
Van der Merwe has injured a hamstring and is expected to be unavailable for selection for up to six weeks. Low has suffered medial knee ligament damage and faces a 10-week lay-off. The influential tight-head does not, however, require surgery.
Both players have now begun their rehabilitation under the care of the Warriors medical team.
And Townsend insists the prognosis for the star duo is as good as he could have hoped for.
He said: “DTH and Moray are both important players for us so it’s clearly disappointing to have them unavailable over the next few weeks as we have some crucial matches.
“The news isn’t as bad as it could have been, though, and I know both guys will be working extremely hard under the care of our medical team to return to the field and continue making a significant contribution to our season.”