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Darcy Graham faces Six Nations fitness race after knee injury

By Josh Raisey
Edinburgh's Darcy Graham goes off injured during a BKT United Rugby Championship match between Edinburgh Rugby and Munster. (Photo by Simon Wootton/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Scotland and Edinburgh winger Darcy Graham is set to be out of action until February, meaning he faces a race to be fit in time for the start of the Six Nations.

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The in-form winger only managed 26 minutes of his side’s 38-17 loss to Munster in the United Rugby Championship at the DAM Health Stadium on Friday before coming off with a knee injury. Edinburgh have since confirmed that the 25-year-old suffered an MCL injury.

This is a bitter blow to both Edinburgh and Scotland, as Graham is one of the form wingers in the game at the moment. He was fresh from an Autumn Nations Series where he scored four tries in four games, and is currently the runaway leader in the try scoring charts in the URC with nine. He also tops the list for defenders beaten and clean breaks in the competition.

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Mike Blair’s side now go into Champions Cup fixtures against Saracens and Castres without their star finisher. Following the European action, Edinburgh will face Glasgow Warriors in the 1872 Cup either side of Christmas, meaning Graham will be absent for some crunch games.

Gregor Townsend’s Scotland start their Six Nations campaign with a Calcutta Cup clash against England at Twickenham followed by a visit from Wales in round two.

An Edinburgh statement reads: “Darcy Graham will miss the upcoming festive fixtures through injury with the Scotland international winger expected to be side lined until February.

“Graham picked up a knee (MCL) injury in last weekend’s BKT United Rugby Championship contest against Munster at DAM Health Stadium and left the match in the 26th minute.

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“Graham will remain under the care of the Edinburgh Rugby medical team during his rehab period.”

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