Ford fitness boost for Scots

  • Last Updated: February 25 2013, 14:01 GMT

Ross Ford should be fit for Scotland's next Six Nations clash with Wales on Saturday week.

Ross Ford: Hooker should be fit to face Wales
Ross Ford: Hooker should be fit to face Wales

The hooker needed "multiple" stitches after suffering cuts during Scotland's 12-8 victory over Ireland on Sunday.

Scotland team doctor James Robson said: "Fordy suffered severe facial lacerations, we believe as a result of a collision or collisions.

"Ross was treated at Murrayfield, then one of our match-day doctors, Gerry Haggerty, took him to St John's Hospital in Livingston, where he was cared for by one of their plastic surgery specialists.

"He received multiple stitches to the wound and was able to return to the team hotel last night (Sunday).

"Our expectation is that with ongoing good care and attention to the wound, Ross should be available for consideration for the Scotland v Wales game.

"Despite the rigours of the Test match, the rest of the squad appears in rude health today (Monday). As usual, they will continue to be medically monitored over the next few days."

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