Scotland's Russell taken off in Racing game

Six Nations Championship: France v Scotland
Venue: Stade de France Date: Saturday, 23 February Kick-off: 14:15 GMT
Coverage: Live on BBC One, BBC Radio Scotland & BBC Sport website

Scotland have been given another Six Nations injury scare after Finn Russell suffered a blow to the head just six days before their meeting with France.

On club duty with Racing 92, fly-half Russell was replaced in the first half of his side’s Top 14 match against Toulouse, having already scored a try.

If he has suffered a concussion, under World Rugby protocols the quickest possible return to play is six days.

Glasgow’s Adam Hastings and Pete Horne would be Russell’s likely deputies.

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Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend is already without his first-choice back row from last year in John Barclay, Hamish Watson and Ryan Wilson, as well as in-form forward Sam Skinner and key prop WP Nel.

Last week, he lost British and Irish Lions full-back Stuart Hogg and centre Huw Jones to injuries that may keep them out for the remainder of the tournament.

Russell has been in brilliant form for club and country this term, having a hand in all five of Scotland’s tries against Italy and setting up their solitary score in the defeat by Ireland.

If diagnosed with a concussion, he must rest then go through a series of protocols symptom-free before being allowed to return to full-contact training.

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