Jamie Ritchie, the Scotland flanker, will miss this weekend’s Six Nations match against Wales due to injury.
After suffering hamstring and groin injuries, the 25-year-old was carried off in a buggy during the second half of Saturday’s 20-17 triumph over England.
After that, he departed the stadium on crutches, putting his participation in the rest of the competition in jeopardy.
Ritchie, who was one of the team’s vice-captains in the triumph against Tonga in October, has not linked up with the group to prepare for the trip to the Principality Stadium, the Scottish Rugby Union said on Monday.
Josh Bayliss, the Bath back-row forward who recently suffered a concussion, is still not ready to join the squad.
Before the trip to Wales, Edinburgh hooker Dave Cherry has been called into Gregor Townsend’s pool.
According to a statement on the SRU’s Twitter feed:
“Jamie Ritchie and Josh Bayliss have not met up with the squad this week through injury.
“Dave Cherry has joined up with the team today.”