Gregor Townsend concerned by Scotland’s mounting injury list

Gregor Townsend was left after affirming that he has five World Cup injury concerns counting the cost of his side’s six-try success over Georgia.
The most worries center around flanker Jamie Ritchie that had been taken to hospital with a wound after the Blues’ struggle at Murrayfield.
Lock Ben Toolis and full-back Blair Kinghorn both suffered head knocks that will necessitate concussion checks while Blade Thomson and Jonny Gray – producing his first run – are also nursing hamstring injuries.
With his side due to fly on Monday and more than just a fortnight to go before their opener Ireland in Yokohama on September 22, Townsend admitted he is worried.
The Scotland head coach explained:”Jamie Ritchie went away with a facial injury. He’ll be going tonight to find the seriousness of the out. That’s our most injury since he needed to be replaced with a facial harm. We hope it’s not something which will keep him.
“Two players had to be eliminated as a result of concussion. Blair Kinghorn had signs if he was getting stitched up and had a cut on the back of his mind. He’ll undergo the protocols. Toolis picked up a head injury which was taken out of the field of play.
“Blade Thomson felt his hamstring tightening his was precautionary since was Jonny Gray who’d just return from a hamstring injury.
“Clearly the concern is if any will miss being on the airplane. Jamie is the most and we hope it is very good news when he comes back from his hospital trip tonight. It was more the effect on his head.”
As the powerhouse Georgians got the upper hand in the 17, scotland stuttered through the first half.
However, they ran out comfortable winners and upped their tempo after the break.
Townsend included:”It wasn’t so great from the first half and a disrupted second half. We performed in the last 15 minutes with a great deal of energy and adapted. We looked good – we set speed on the ball and got supporting the defence.
“We got a couple good tries but we didn’t continue to the ball enough. Georgia ownership was given by us too easily, sometimes throughout penalties and ill-disciplinethrough not looking after the ball connected.
“We adapted very well to having to put three different people into the next row at the second half. We did very well and scrummed with seven men to the last 10 minutes. The players got together and discovered a means to acquire a comfortable win in the end.”

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