Stuart Hogg allays ankle injury fears

Stuart Hogg (Getty)
Stuart Hogg (Getty)

Cape Town - Scotland fullback Stuart Hogg says his ankle is feeling 'grand' and has cleared himself fit for Saturday's clash with Argentina at Murrayfield.

There were fears Hogg may have aggravated the ankle that required surgery two months ago when he limped off after 63 minutes of the 26-20 defeat to South Africa last weekend.

Hogg had initially been ruled out for the November internationals but made an earlier-than-expected recovery and looked in good condition against South Africa.

"I just rolled my bad ankle, got it caught in a tackle. It was a little bit achy but nothing I haven't had before. I tried to hide for a while but then they kicked it straight to me," Hogg told Sky Sports.

"It's just an unfortunate thing that it got caught in a tackle with big (men) lying on top of me. These things happen, and I think if that hadn't happened I would have potentially played 80 minutes."

Hogg, however, allayed any fears, saying the ankle was now fine.

"It feels grand and I'm just ready to crack on. I got the recovery done and I'm looking ahead to Saturday," said Hogg.

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