Scotland give update on Russell, Brown

Date published: February 5 2017

Scotland have been handed a boost after their medical team offered positive news regarding fly-half Finn Russell and hooker Fraser Brown.

Following their 27-22 success over Ireland in the opening round of the Six Nations at Murrayfield on Saturday, Scotland were in buoyant mood.

One concern in the game was Russell leaving the pitch in the 45th minute for a precautionary HIA (head injury assessment) but – on review – the fly-half was fit to return to the field of play, with Scottish Rugby issuing an update on both his progress and hooker Brown's.

"He continued to progress through the HIA process after the match, with the final assessment to confirm his return to full training taking place tomorrow morning (Monday, February 6)," they said of fly-half Russell.

"The eye contusion suffered by Fraser Brown in the first half – that ultimately ended his part in the match in the 25th minute – has been resolved. The hooker will take full part in training this week."

Scotland added that several other players are showing the signs of a physical test match and will be managed accordingly by the squad's medical team, however they are not considered an immediate concern for the next game against France in Paris on Sunday, February 12.

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