Scotland hooker Fraser Brown ruled out of Six Nations with neck injury

Fraser Brown, the Glasgow and Scotland hooker, has been ruled out for at least three months with a neck injury and will miss the Six Nations.

Scotland hooker Fraser Brown will be out for at least three months. Picture: Ross Parker / SNS

The forward sustained the injury playing for the national side against Ireland in the Autumn Nations Cup in early December.

It was initially thought to be a minor issue but has proved to be more serious which will be a concern for a player who has a history of neck problems.

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Brown, the Scotland vice-captain, has established himself as first-choice hooker for the national team ahead of Stuart McInally but plays in a position that puts extra strain on the neck.

A statement from Glasgow Warriors said: “Club co-captain Fraser Brown is expected to be out of action for at least three months as the hooker recovers from a neck injury sustained playing for Scotland in the Autumn Nations Cup match against Ireland.”

Scotland open their 2021 Six Nations campaign against England at Twickenham on February 6.

There was further injury woe for the Scotstoun club with the news that scrum-half George Horne is to undergo surgery on a foot injury and will be sidelined for up to 12 weeks.

Glasgow also reported that prop Alex Allan will unavailable for the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery on an Achilles injury sustained while playing against Dragons last month.

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