Scotland have predicted up back-row Magnus Bradbury to their World Cup group that was travelling as a precautionary injury cover for Jamie Ritchie.
As confirmed Gregor Townsend after their win over Georgia on Friday, scotland have five World Cup injury concerns.
Ritchie was taken to hospital with a facial wound after scans and the Murrayfield clash that the flanker will remain in Scotland for expert evaluation to evaluate if he is going to have the ability to take part.
Edinburgh back-row Bradbury will fly out to Japan on Monday together with the rest of the squad with just two weeks to move until their opener with Ireland at Yokohama on September 22.
The Edinburgh back row, who substituted Ritchie on Friday, had overlooked the three previous warm-up Tests against France and Georgia during rib injury and has been occupying eight times.
“That [Ritchie’s] is the most relating to injury as he had to be replaced using a suspected facial injury. We hope it is not anything that will keep him from this World Cup,” said Townsend.
Lock Ben Toolis and Blair Kinghorn equally suffered head collapses which will require concussion tests while Jonny Gray and Blade Thomson – producing his first run from the warm-up series – are also nursing hamstring injuries.
Scotland will confront Russia, Ireland and Samoa in addition to hosts Japan in their World Cup pool.
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