Finn Russell is uncertainty for Scotland’s Six Nations conflict with France on Saturday after he languished head injury playing for club side Racing 92.
The fly-half fizzled an underlying Head Injury Assessment (HIA) in the wake of being supplanted in the Top 14 game against Toulouse this previous weekend, yet has, in any case, collaborated with the Scotland squad.
He has been proclaimed indication free, however, faces a race against time to demonstrate his fitness, with World Rugby conventions requesting he experiences no less than six days of further tests.
That would mean he must be pronounced fit on match-day, so Scotland has called up six players as spread with fly-half Duncan Weir among them. In the interim fullback, Stuart Hogg will miss the tour to Paris.
Russell is the most recent in a string of injury issues that have to assail Scotland’s battle and left head coach Gregor Townsend shy of choices all through the pitch.
He is presently subject to come back to play conventions which mean he should demonstrate no indications of blackout during the time to be considered.
Hogg and focus Huw Jones both endured wounds in the 22-13 annihilation to Ireland at Murrayfield prior this month. Jones supported knee tendon harm which will extremely likely standard him out of the rest of the competition while Hogg left the pitch with a shoulder injury after an overwhelming impact with Ireland’s Peter O’ Mahoney.
Townsend has moved to fortify his squad with the expansion of Worcester Warriors’ in structure fly-half Duncan Weir. The remain off has been in a state of banishment from the national side for a long time yet has inspired at Worcester, scoring 169 this season.
Somewhere else Edinburgh trio Magnus Bradley (back-push), Dougie Fife (wing) and James Johnstone (focus), and Glasgow Warriors pair Zander Ferguson (prop) and George Turner (hooker) have likewise been brought into the squad.
They supplant the injured George Horne and Stafford McDowall (both of Glasgow Warriors), David Cherry and Murray McCallum (Edinburgh) and Jake Kerr (Leicester Tigers).