Early morning at Perth. The photo above shows Jackie Lockhart, key third player in the Eve Muirhead team, being carried off the ice by Warwick Smith and Ross Hepburn, assisted by Lorna Vevers. Umpire Pat Edington looks on.
The Muirhead team was just about to begin their early practice session at the Dewar's Centre, prior to this morning's final of the Columba Cream Scottish Ladies' Curling Championship at 11.00. Jackie's kipper appeared to catch on the ice and she twisted her knee badly, dislocating it. Apparently this injury has occurred before.
The word is that she will be unable to play in the final. How sad if that is the case.