Gregor Townsend was left counting the cost of his side success over Georgia.
The most worries center around flanker Jamie Ritchie that had been taken to hospital after the Blues’ battle at Murrayfield using a facial wound that is deep.
Blair Kinghorn and lock Ben Toolis both suffered head knocks which will require concussion tests while Jonny Gray and Blade Thomson – making his first run – are nursing hamstring injuries.
With his negative due to fly out on Monday and more than a fortnight to go before their opener with Ireland in Yokohama on September 22, Townsend confessed he is worried.
The Scotland head coach said:”Jamie Ritchie went off with a facial injury. He’ll be going into the hospital tonight to find that’s seriousness out. That’s our most injury as he had to be substituted with a facial accident that is suspected. We hope it is not something which will keep him from the World Cup.
“Two players had to be eliminated because of concussion. Blair Kinghorn had symptoms if he was getting straightened and had a cut on the back of his head. He will undergo the protocols. Toolis picked up a head injury and was removed from the area of play.
“Blade Thomson felt his hamstring tightening his was more precautionary as was Jonny Gray who’d just come back from a hamstring injury.
“Clearly the issue is if some will miss being around the airplane. Jamie is the very about and we hope it’s good news when he comes back from his hospital visit after tonight. It was the impact on his face.”
As the powerhouse Georgians got the upper hand in the 17, scotland stuttered during the first half.
However, they upped their tempo after the break and ran out comfortable winners.
Townsend included:”It wasn’t so great in the first half along with a disrupted second half. We performed with a lot of energy in the previous 15 minutes and adapted well. In the first half we looked great at times we got supporting the defence that was and put speed on the ball.
“We got a couple of good attempts but we did not hold on to the ball enough. We gave Georgia ownership occasionally through ill-discipline and penalties , occasionally through not appearing after the ball connected.
“We adapted really well to needing to put three different people into the next row at the second half. We did well and scrummed using seven men for the last ten minutes. The players got together and discovered a way to have a comfortable win in the long run.”
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