Adam Hastings looks collection to miss the Six Nations as Scotland proceed to be tormented by injury issues in the lead-up to the event.
The fly-half harmed his shoulder while betting Gloucester in their Gallagher Premiership beat away to Leicester on Christmas Eve.
A declaration on the club’s internet site on Thursday exposed that Hastings will certainly call for surgical treatment, while head trainer George Skivington claimed previously today “he will not be back any time soon”.
The suit versus Leicester was the 26-year-old’s very first trip given that he experienced an injury while betting Scotland versus Fiji on November 5, leading the way for the much-hyped recall of Finn Russell that had actually been controversially left out from Gregor Townsend’s preliminary fall collection team.
Hastings’ lack for the Six Nations leaves Scotland slim on the ground for choices at stand-off, with Blair Kinghorn currently the only back-up choice to Russell that has remarkable global experience at number 10.
Glasgow’s Ross Thompson, that has actually included in current teams, is fighting his back from ankle joint surgical treatment, so Munster fly-half Ben Healy, that is Scottish certified and also due to sign up with Edinburgh following period, has actually been proclaimed in some quarters as a prospective prospect to be phoned.
Hastings’ lay-off is an additional impact to Townsend as he prepares to name his Six Nations team this month, with vital triad Zander Fagerson, Darcy Graham and also Hamish Watson– every one of whom would certainly be anticipated to begin if completely fit– presently functioning their back from injuries and also regarded skeptical for the beginning of the event, which obtains under method with a Calcutta Cup face-off versus England in 4 weeks.
Edinburgh wing Graham continual median tendon damages at the beginning of December and also is established to be out till February, while his club-mate Watson has actually been sidelined given that experiencing a head injury in Scotland’s loss by New Zealand in mid-November
Glasgow exposed last month that Fagerson would certainly be “out for the foreseeable” with a hamstring injury, while the prop’s Warriors team-mates Scott Cummings and also Rory Darge are likewise in a race to be suitabled for the Six Nations as they fight to recuperate from the injuries that ruled them out of the fall Tests.
However, Warriors assistant head trainer Nigel Carolan gave a motivating upgrade on the progression of the triad today when– referring to Fagerson, Cummings and also Darge– he claimed that “it might be too late for us (Glasgow) this block of games, but hopefully Scotland will benefit from their return.”
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