Jamie Ritchie set to miss Scotland’s World Cup clash with IrelandCat:未分類
Flanker Jamie Ritchie is made to miss the World Cup opener of Scotland according to head coach Gregor Townsend.
The Edinburgh forward was a late entrance to the Dark Blues’ training camp in Nagasaki last week after suffering a broken cheekbone in Murrayfield against Georgia.
He underwent surgery to have a ceramic plate and Townsend admits he is not likely to be fit for the clash against Joe Schmidt’s planet No side following Sunday.
The club-mate Magnus Bradbury, who was known as a back-up that is preventative of ritchie, stays in Japan for today.
Townsend, talking at his official opening press conference before the championship, said:”Jamie had surgery on Monday so he joined us Thursday. He is still recovering from the operation as well as jet lag, therefore he’s not training together with us.
“We anticipate him to resume training next week. He’s not likely to be accessible for the Ireland game but he will soon be back in full training then.
“It was a fractured cheekbone which Jamie endured. He has a titanium plate in there so it a regular surgery.
“We believe that two-to-three week turn around could be done pretty easily. We all know some gamers can return in much less time than this but we are likely to aim to the Samoa game rather than Ireland.”
Townsend was abandoned sweating on the fitness of five players after that 36-9 victory over Georgia from the Blues’ send-off showdown.
Ritchie was the very serious concern while Jonny Gray and forward Blade Thomson limped away with hamstring complaints, but there were also worries following Ben Toolis and Blair Kinghorn both suffered head collapses.
Townsend admits he is relieved that most of his casualties are finally set to play a role in the championship although there was additional stress when prop Allan Dell reported that a hamstring twinge of his own.
He explained:”The pleasing thing is everybody remains in the group, which is a massive boost.
“The very last media conference we had (the accidents ) were in front of my head because we ended up with six injuries (contrary to Georgia).
“We had four players that went to hospital that evening and two that needed to be removed due to head injuries.
“But all of them are available to perform at the World Cup. Jamie won’t likely be fit for the first game but the rest are all be available for selection this week”
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