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Scotland trio out of Six Nations

15/02/2010 10:52:35 AM Comments (0)

Scotland team doctor James Robson confirmed on Sunday that Thom Evans, Chris Paterson and Rory Lamont will miss the rest of the Six Nations tournament after the trio suffered serious injuries during Saturday's 31-24 defeat against Wales in Cardiff.

Evans was carried off on a stretcher following a sickening collision with Lee Byrne and needed neck surgery at Cardiff University Hospital.

Full-back Paterson, who was winning his 100th cap, had to leave the fray having suffered bruising to his kidney while wing Lamont suffered a medial ligament injury.

Robson told BBC Scotland: "Thom appeared to be tackled from behind with his arms pinned and went into Lee Byrne and had a forced movement to his neck.

"Fantastic credit to the help we got from the Welsh Rugby Union medical staff, we got him to hospital where his condition was assessed he has damaged one of the vertebrae in his neck.

"He was able to talk to us comfortably before he went to theatre and the operation was successful."

Robson also confirmed Edinburgh star Paterson, Scotland's record point scorer, will be out of the game for up to 10 weeks.

"Chris sustained a giant bruise inside his kidney but the surgeons expect it to recover naturally and he should be out of hospital on Monday," he said.

"Chris should be fine, he is expected to be missing for around eight to 10 weeks."

Toulon back Lamont, whose international career has been bedevilled by injuries, will also miss the rest of this season's championship after suffering medial knee ligament damage.

"Rory has sustained some damage to his medial ligament of his knee. He will be seen by a surgeon in Edinburgh, hopefully he will just need a period of rehabilitation but sadly, again, he is another who will be missing from the Six Nations," Robson added.

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