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Grieve Could Be Out For A Month

Published on 13th December 2011 by Tom Tainton

Early signs indicate captain will be out for four to five weeks

Iain Grieve said he was ‘overwhelmed’ by the messages of support he received from supporters and players following Saturday’s victory over Plymouth Albion.

The captain was carried off the pitch on a stretcher after landing awkwardly on his leg following a second-half collision.

Fortunately, any fears of a broken leg were dashed when an X-ray showed that there was no fracture and the flanker returned home to Bristol with the Club’s medical staff on Saturday evening.

Early signs indicate Grieve will be out for four to five weeks and the 24 year-old acknowledges that it could have been much worse.

“The swelling is huge and really painful,” he said. “I’m so relieved that there was no fracture. If it had been broken, my season would have been over.

“I’m desperate to return to action as quickly as possible and help the team as much as I can. I would have been devastated if I couldn’t contribute anymore.

“I’m hugely proud to captain this Club, and the reaction from the supporters has been fantastic.

“I’ve been inundated with messages of goodwill and I’d like to thank everybody who contacted me or posted on Facebook and Twitter.”