Scotland Injury Update

Two Scotland players, wing Thom Evans and full-back Chris Paterson, will be detained overnight in University Hospital Cardiff following injuries sustained in today’s RBS 6 Nations Championship match against Wales at the Millennium Stadium.

Scotland team doctor James Robson said tonight: “Thom has sustained damage to his neck that has required surgery. He is moving his arms and legs and we are hoping for a speedy recovery.  There will be a further bulletin in due course. “Chris sustained damage to his right kidney during a collision in the first-half. On admission to hospital it became evident that the damage would require a period of observation and, in particular, bed rest in order to aid his recuperation.

 

“On behalf of the players, their families and the entire Scotland party, I would like to thank the hospital staff and the medical team at the Millennium Stadium for the quality of their care.”

Scotland head coach Andy Robinson said: “Our thoughts are with Thom and Chris. We wish both a speedy recovery.”