RYAN WILSON will take no further part in Scotland’s Six Nations campaign after sustaining knee ligament damage during the first half of the national team’s defeat to Ireland at Murrayfield on Saturday.
The Glasgow Warriors forward has returned to the care of his club’s medical team. His absence will put further pressure on Scotland’s already stretched back-row resources. John Barclay, Hamish Watson, Matt Fagerson, Sam Skinner, John Hardie, Dave Denton, Magnus Bradbury, Blade Thomson, Luke Hamilton, Lewis Carmichael and Cornell du Preez were all categorised as injured before last weekend’s game, although a few of those players could come back into contention before the end of the tournament.
Centre Huw Jones and full-back Stuart Hogg are also injury concerns after suffering knee and shoulder ligament injuries respectively in the same game. Both remain part of the Scotland squad and will be assessed by a specialist this week to inform their programme of rehabilitation.
Scotland’s next match is against France in Paris in two weekends’ time.