fullback Stuart Hogg is set to miss the rest of the Six Nations – and may not play again this season.
The Mail Online has reported that the concern within the Scotland camp is that Hogg may have sustained a stage-three shoulder tear which is the most severe.
He has already been ruled him out of the final three Six Nations come what may as his shoulder needs time to recover.
However, if the seriousness of the injury is confirmed by a scan over the next few days he is likely to need an operation.
And that would rule him out of not just the Six Nations but the rest of the season.
The full-back was the victim of a late tackle by Peter O’Mahony just 15 minutes into the defeat by Ireland at Murrayfield. He landed awkwardly on his shoulder and was replaced by Blair Kinghorn shortly after.