Scotland medical bulletin

Centre Matt Scott will be examined by a surgeon tomorrow after the hand injury he sustained in the closing stages of Scotland’s opening viagogo Autumn Test win against Japan at Murrayfield yesterday.

Scott (Edinburgh Rugby) will be seen by the consultant hand surgeon, Doug Campbell, at SPIRE Hospital in Leeds.

Scotland team doctor, James Robson, said: “Matt requires further assessment before we can ascertain the full extent of his injury.”

Elsewhere, the two most significant casualties yesterday were the Glasgow Warriors forwards, Ryan Grant and Alastair Kellock.“Both sustained concussion and will now follow the graduated return to play protocol,” explained Dr Robson.

Their team-mates Tim Swinson (shoulder) and Duncan Weir (groin) will also require further assessment tomorrow.

Dr Robson added:  “As ever with soft tissue damage it can be 48 hours after a match before the scope of any injuries becomes clearer.  Yesterday, was a full-blown Test match with the consequent assortment of bumps and bruises.”

The Scotland squad reconvene tomorrow to begin preparations for next Sunday’s match against South Africa at Murrayfield (kick-off 3pm).  Tickets for that game are available from this website or by calling the 24 hour credit card hotline on 0844 335 3933.