ESPN SCRUM

/ Scotland

/ News

Scotland
Worcester prop Murray suffers bizarre BBQ injury
ESPN Staff
January 20, 2014
Prop Euan Murray looks on during training, Northampton Saints training sessilon, Franklin's Gardens, Northampton, England, September 23, 2010
Murray comeback from injury has taken an odd twist © Getty Images
Enlarge

Worcester Warriors' season appears to have taken another turn for the worst with the news Euan Murray is facing an extended period out after suffering a bizarre thump injury at a team barbecue.

The Worcester News is reporting the veteran front-row injured his hand while chopping wood at a recent team-building BBQ at Sixways stadium, apparently sustaining significant damage. The news is a further blow to Worcester - who have won just twice all season - as Murray is the club's marquee player whose wage is exempt from the salary cap.

Murray has not featured for Worcester since suffering Achilles tendon damage for Scotland in the autumn internationals, an injury which meant he was not considered for the upcoming Six Nations. However his most recent setback looks likely to rule him out for the rest of the domestic season as well, a massive blow for a Worcester side facing a monumental battle to avoid the drop.

Director of Rugby Dean Ryan is left with just John Andress and Rob O'Donnell to fill the Scot's boots.

© ESPN Sports Media Ltd

Live Sports

Communication error please reload the page.

  • Latest
  • Most Viewed
  • News
  • Features
  • Rugby

    England held to draw by USA as Portugal stun All Blacks

    England reached the quarter finals of the Cathay Pacific-HSBC Hong Kong Sevens after qualifying second from Pool D following an entertaining 21-21 draw with USA

  • Formula 1

    Massa frustrated by Williams' wet weather pace

    Felipe Massa says Williams is still "too slow" in the wet after he could only qualify seventh in Malaysia

  • Formula 1

    Honda halfway up a 'high mountain'

    Honda admits it is only half way up a "high mountain" with its new power unit after McLaren qualified on the second to last row at the Malaysian Grand Prix

  • Formula 1

    Who said what after qualifying in Malaysia

    ESPN rounds up all the reaction from up and down the paddock after qualifying for the Malaysian Grand Prix

  • Formula 1

    Verstappen: Brakes cost me better than sixth

    Seventeen-year-old Max Verstappen will start his second Formula One race from sixth on the grid but admitted it could have been even better without a brake issue in Malaysia

  • Football

    A Klose call

    Miroslav Klose scored goals in the World Cup final tournaments of 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014. Has anyone else scored World Cup goals 12 years apart?

  • Formula 1

    F1 cost cutting: Not putting money where the mouth is

    Mudslinging and an agreement on something that will never happen, it's all in a day's work for a Formula One boss, as Maurice Hamilton explains...

  • Formula One

    Tough at the top

    Who has driven in the most GPs before taking pole position?

  • Rugby

    Unsavoury sledging did not end with Potgieter

    Fallout continues from the NSW-Brumbies derby, with one Tahs forward - not Potgieter - surprised by other unsavoury comments during the game, Greg Growden reports

  • Rugby

    Super Rugby preview, team news, line-ups: Round 7

    Greg Growden previews Super Rugby round 7. We've also got key stats, team news and all the line-ups to inform your ESPN Footytips Super Rugby picks

  • News
  • Features

Sponsored Links

Make Huge Income from your Home
Download your Free Guide And Learn How To Increase Your Monthly Income