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Key Gloucester Rugby player set for scan on Injury

Key Gloucester Rugby player Jason Woodward could face a period of time on the sidelines as Johan Ackermann confirms he’ll be needing a scan.

The full-back pulled out of Gloucester’s game against Montpellier at the last minute and was replaced by Matt Banahan.

Head coach Ackermann says the injury is not yet confirmed but he’s hoping to find out more information after a scan which takes place today [Monday, November 25].

“We don’t want to guess now but he’s probably going to be out for a few weeks,” Ackermann said.

Flanker Jaco Kriel left the field during the match against Montpellier.

Trouble for Gloucester?

A mini-injury crisis at this point in Gloucester’s season isn’t going to be ideal. The Cherry and Whites have lost their last four matches and will travel to Harlequins for their next Gallagher Premiership match.

Last year’s semi-finalists couldn’t cope when Toulouse started to play a wider, faster game. The French team, as well as Leicester Tigers and Saracens managed to nullify Gloucester’s kicking game.

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In the Premiership, Gloucester have won half of their games and picked up two bonus points along the way. With the league so competitive, Ackermann’s men sit just outside the top four.

Gloucester need to sort out their kicking game and line-out drills if they want to remain within touching distance of the top four.

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