Laurie McGlone: Cornish Pirates forward out with injured shoulder

Laurie McGlone
Laurie McGlone joined Cornish Pirates from Coventry in 2009

Cornish Pirates lock Laurie McGlone is set to be out until at least March after injuring his shoulder.

The 36-year-old forward was hurt in the 33-26 loss at Yorkshire Carnegie.

New Zealand-born McGlone has been with the Pirates since 2009 and has scored nine tries in 141 games.

"He's seeing a specialist to see the extent of it, but he's going to be out for a few weeks. We don't know the extent of it just yet," Pirates coach Gavin Cattle told BBC Radio Cornwall.

"Laurie's a massive man, not just on the pitch, but off the pitch for us. He's massive in stature and a massive personality around the club as well.

"It is going to be a big blow when you lose somebody like that, but there's an opportunity there now for some of the boys to step into his shoes, which are big shows to fill."