Squad update: Scotland release statement on the fitness of Greig Laidlaw

The Scotland medical team issued the following squad update after yesterday’s 22-16 loss to France in Paris.

Captain and scrum-half Greig Laidlaw injured his ankle in the 24th minute. As an exile player, he now returns to his club, Gloucester, for further assessment zduring the fallow week of the RBS 6 Nations.

Back-row forwards John Barclay, and his replacement John Hardie, both sustained head knocks in the game and are subject to the completion of the HIA process.

Barclay also requires further assessment on a shoulder injury, the management of which – this week – will take place at his club, Scarlets.


Centre Alex Dunbar passed his HIA 1 during the match but developed some symptoms, possibly in keeping with concussion, after the match. Hooker Fraser Brown also came off for a HIA and didn’t return field of play.

Both players will now be treated as a concussion and will be subject to the graduated return to play protocol.

Josh Strauss sustained a heavy blow to his flank and will require further care and assessment.

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