Byline: David Barnes
IF A WEEK is a long time in sport, then the three-and-a-bit years whichDonnie Macfadyen spent battling injury must feel like an eternity. He hasexperienced such a wretched run of luck that you can't help but be impressed byhis dedication and persistence. Considering the catalogue of misfortune he hashad to endure, it is a wonder he did not just throw in the towel.
Back in the autumn of 2004, the Glasgow flanker was established as Scotland'sfirstchoice open-side, and his name was even being linked with Sir CliveWoodward's Lions squad which was to tour New Zealand the following summer.
But then a cartilage injury in his left knee …