Scotland rugby star Alex Dunbar treated at Spire Murrayfield Hospital

Scotland International rugby player Alex Dunbar is unfortunately out for the rest of the season through injury.

Dunbar was set to start for the national team against England in this Saturday's Calcutta Cup clash at Twickenham in the Six Nations rugby tournament, when he injured his knee a few hours before the team's departure from BT Murrayfield.

A scan at Spire Murrayfield Hospital later in the morning revealed he has ruptured his ACL - anterior cruciate ligament - requiring surgery and around six to nine months rest and rehabilitation.

Dunbar's knee was scanned within an hour of the injury. He underwent an MRI scan and the Scotland medical team today confirmed that Glasgow Warriors centre Alex Dunbar is out for the rest of the season through injury.

Scottish Rugby would like to thank the superb professionalism of the Spire Murrayfield Hospital MRI staff, and consultant radiologist Dr Scott McKie, for the support and help in what was a time-pressured situation.

Alex Dunbar, Scottish rugby player

Medical director at Scottish Rugby Union Dr James Robson said: "This is another example of the outstanding help from the superb MRI staff at the hospital. They are invaluable."

The staff at Spire Murrayfield Hospital wish Alex all the best in his recovery.

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