Scotland stand-off Finn Russell has revealed he feared for his rugby career after suffering a serious head knock during Glasgow’s Pro12 semi-final defeat by Connacht in May.
Russell collided with team-mate Zander Fagerson and was kept in hospital in Dublin for a week.
“There were things [the medical staff] were talking about, maybe having to go for operations that could maybe have finished me,” Russell told BBC Scotland. “But although it’s a bad injury, the way that I’ve looked at it is I haven’t really let it hold me back.”
He hopes to return in late September or October.
“I’ve not put a game down or picked a date yet,” he added.
“With the head they can’t really put a timescale on it as it depends how I react, especially when I get back involved in contact work [next week].
“I haven’t really been worried about getting back out there and getting into it.
“Now it’s down to me. If I get any symptoms, if I’ve done too much, I’ve got to pull myself out, unfortunately. With a head injury it’s all about being honest. It’s a case of doing a little bit extra each day and see how you react to that.”