Zander Fagerson has now added to Scotland’s injury troubles. Glasgow Warriors confirmed that the tight-head prop will be out “for the foreseeable future” with a hamstring injury.
Fagerson, who has yet to play for Scotland this season, will miss the start of the Six Nations, with their first game against England set for Saturday 4th February.
Fagerson has become a mainstay of the Scotland team, winning 54 caps and earning a call-up to the British and Irish Lions squad in 2021.
If Edinburgh wing Darcy Graham is out, the team likely face an uphill battle in the upcoming competition. It leaves a void in the team that cannot easily be filled.
In brighter news for Townsend, Glasgow centre Sam Johnson – who also missed the recent internationals – is now back in full training, while Edinburgh pair Dave Cherrie and Sam Skinner, who both sustained injuries on Scotland duty last month, are expected to return to contention in the coming weeks.
When Scott Cummings and Rory Darge were both sidelined with injuries after the autumn tests, they embarked on fitness battles to make a return for the Six Nations Championship.