Six Nations: Scotland lose Strokosch and face sweat on winger Evans
Scotland face the prospect of trying to revive their RBS Six Nations campaign without flanker Alasdair Strokosch and wing Max Evans.
Gloucester forward Strokosch suffered a fractured hand in Scotland’s 27-13 loss to Wales in Cardiff on Sunday and was examined by his club’s medical team yesterday.
Scotland team doctor James Robson said in a statement issued by the Scottish Rugby Union: “Recovery from such an injury takes typically between four to six weeks.”
Scotland are still waiting for news over Castres back Evans, who was forced off with an ankle injury and left The Millennium Stadium on crutches and wearing an immobilising boot.
Robson added: “Max was seen by the specialist ankle surgeon John McKinley at Spire Murrayfield Hospital yesterday and we will await a further update later this week.”
Strokosch won his 25th cap in the match with Wales and was replaced by John Barclay, who could now team up with Ross Rennie and David Denton in the back row for the next match in the tournament, the February 26 home clash with France.
Denton (foot) and prop Ed Kalman (neck) also required medical attention after the loss and will be monitored this week before the Scotland squad reconvene next week to prepare for Les Bleus.
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