London - Scotland were dealt a blow on Monday when it was confirmed that prop
Jon Welsh will likely miss the rest of the Six Nations campaign after
fracturing his hand during Sunday's defeat against Wales.
news was confirmed by the Scottish Rugby Union who announced the
28-year-old, who scored a try during the 26-23 defeat at Murrayfield,
needs surgery and is out for the rest of the tournament.
Glasgow Warriors forward now misses out on upcoming clashes with Italy
in Edinburgh on February 28 as well as a Twickenham date with England on
March 14 before Scotland close out their campaign against Ireland one
Scotland also have other injury problems with
scrum-half Sam Hidalgo-Clyne and prop Gordon Reid picking up head
injuries and facing a race against time to be ready for the Italy match.
England and Ireland have both won their opening two matches to
top the standings, France and Wales have one win and a defeat while
Scotland and Italy are winless from their first two ties.