Scotland suffer Murray blow
Ankle problems prevent prop touring Argentina
Last Updated: 21/05/10 12:57pm
Murray: ruled out
Prop Euan Murray has withdrawn from Scotland's summer tour of Argentina due to injuries to both ankles.
The decision was made after Murray, 29, consulted with both Scotland and his club Northampton's medical staff.
The 32-cap veteran will be replaced by Edinburgh's Geoff Cross for the June trip to take on the Pumas in two Tests.
"Following consultation between our medical team and the medics at Euan's club, Northampton, the decision has been taken in the interests of the player for Euan to undergo a period of rest, treatment and rehabilitation for differing injuries affecting both ankles," said Scotland team doctor James Robson.
The promotion of Cross, who won his second cap in the Calcutta Cup match in March, means a change is required in the Scotland A squad for the IRB Nations Cup in Bucharest.
Bruce Douglas, who won the last of his 43 full Scotland caps four years ago, will return to A team duty. Douglas, who plays for Montpellier in France, is due to join Worcester Warriors for next season.
One other change to the A squad sees Glasgow Warriors prop Jon Welsh stand down. Welsh is still troubled by a leg injury and his place will be taken by club-mate Ed Kalman.