Scotland's Bennett has knee surgery

Scotland's Mark Bennett leaves the pitch injured during the Six Nations international rugby union match between England and Scotland at Twickenham stadium on March 11, 2017

Scotland centre Mark Bennett has undergone knee surgery and could be out of action for up to a year, his club Glasgow said Wednesday.

Bennett suffered a season-ending injury during Scotland's crushing 61-21 loss away to England in the Six Nations last month.

Bennett had only been on the pitch for a matter of minutes when he slumped to the Twickenham turf.

It emerged later he had damaged his anterior cruciate ligament and Glasgow said Wednesday the 24-year-old had undergone ACL surgery.

Bennett, who will join Edinburgh next season, is expected to be out of action for between nine to 12 months.

But the kidney injury suffered by back-row Josh Strauss while playing for Scotland against France in February, is healing well.

However, the 30-year-old looks to have played his last game for Glasgow as well given he will join English Premiership side Sale at the end of the season.

"We're disappointed that Mark's time at the club has come to an end in this way, and it also looks like Josh may not play for us again as he continues his graduated return to training," said Glasgow head coach Gregor Townsend, whose side were beaten in the quarter-finals of the European Champions Cup by holders Saracens last weekend.

"We wish both players all the best with their rehab and look forward to having them as part of our wider group for the remainder of the season."