The Scotland medical team provided the following squad update, having reviewed the players from Saturday’s Autumn Test loss to Australia at BT Murrayfield Stadium (23-22).
As a consequence of the injuries sustained in the game and the ongoing rehabilitation of back-row Josh Strauss, Scotland have added uncapped Edinburgh Rugby back-row Cornell Du Preez to the squad.
The dynamic back-rower is equally at home on either flank or at number eight and has been a consistent performer for the capital club, scoring 13 tries in his 66 appearances.
Born and schooled in Port Elizabeth, Du Preez is available for selection having qualified for his adopted country through residency.
Ryan Wilson suffered a laceration to his ankle in the fifth minute of the match which required medical attention at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. He re-joined the team after the match.
Lock Richie Gray underwent a head injury assessment (HIA) in the 12th minute and returned to the field.
He must now complete the third part of the HIA process tomorrow (48-hours post-match) to be considered available for this Saturday’s Test match against Argentina in Edinburgh.
John Hardie suffered a concussion, as well as a knee and ankle sprain, in the 61st minute.
He is now subject to the graduated return to play protocols for his head injury, as well as ongoing rehabilitation and medical management for his leg.
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