Quins suffer Mulchrone blow
Harlequins scrum-half Charlie Mulchrone has been ruled out of the rest of the campaign after sustaining a concussion against Bath.
Mulchrone, who joined Quins in 2016 from Worcester Warriors, suffered a concussion in the win at Bath last Saturday and he has now been ruled out for the next three months.
This means the 29-year-old will miss the remainder of the campaign and head of rugby Paul Gustard revealed his disappointment after hearing the news about his scrum-half.
"We are very disappointed for Charlie and we will support him as always in his recovery," he told the club's official website. "We will miss his on-field presence and leadership but Charlie gives our group so much more than just his rugby talents.
"He is a stand-up guy who always gives his best and aims to put the team first. We will utilise his skills and personality in other capacities as we look to build on recent momentum. My massive thanks to Mike Lancaster and our superb medical team, as ever, for their help with Charlie."
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