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Finn Russell to miss Scotland’s tour to Japan due to head injury

  • Glasgow fly-half Finn Russell will miss Scotland’s summer tour to Japan as he recovers from a head injury
  • Russell remains under observation in hospital following a clash of heads
  • Warriors say Russell’s condition has “improved significantly” and that surgery is not required
Finn Russell has been ruled out of Scotland’s summer tour to Japan.

The fly-half remains under observation in hospital but is expected to be discharged later this week. His condition has improved significantly and he does not require surgery.

A Glasgow Warriors statement said: “His condition has improved significantly over the last couple of days and it’s been confirmed that he does not require surgery.

“His return to training date will be determined when he is back in Glasgow.

“Glasgow Warriors would like to thank the Connacht medical team, players and staff for their support. The club would also like to thank the University Hospital in Galway and Beaumont Hospital in Dublin for all their help.

“Finn and his family really appreciate all the messages of support, with which they have been inundated.

“Other players are still being assessed by the Glasgow Warriors medical team following Saturday’s match against Connacht.”