Injury fears over Scotland star Ross Rennie

Bristol flanker Ross Rennie
Bristol flanker Ross Rennie
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Fears existed today that Scotland flanker Ross Rennie’s injury jinx may have struck again.

The 20-times capped flanker, whose controversial loan from Edinburgh to Bristol this season was made permanent a few weeks ago, was seen leaving the ground on crutches after his club clinched a place in the English Championship final by beating Rotherham at the weekend.

Earlier, Rennie had been replaced in the 56th minute before Bristol went on to secure a meeting with London Welsh for a place back in the Premiership.

Rennie, 28, is currently being assessed by Bristol medics and any prospect of being included in Scotland’s summer tour plans appear to be on the line.

The one-time Edinburgh Accies and Stewart’s Melville player hasn’t represented Scotland since damaging a shoulder against the All Blacks in the autumn of 2012.

After making a Test debut in Dublin in 2008, he was then two years away from the international scene with knee trouble which saw him receive specialist treatment in the USA.