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Jones making 'good progress' in hospital
ESPNscrum Staff
March 11, 2012
Scotland's Lee Jones clashes with Ireland's Andrew Trimble, Ireland v Scotland, Six Nations, Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland, March 10, 2012
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Scotland winger Lee Jones is said to be making "good progress" in hospital after suffering a head injury during their 32-14 loss to Ireland on Saturday.

Jones clashed heads with Andrew Trimble in the second-half and was stretchered from the field. The 23-year-old was taken to hospital and is likely to return to Scotland on Monday.

Scotland's team doctor James Robson said: "Lee took a blow to the head which resulted in a severe concussion. He remained in St Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin, overnight in the care of consultant John Ryan.

"He has made good progress overnight and will stay in hospital this morning until the consultant is happy for him to be released. He is scheduled to travel back to Scotland tomorrow."

Jones is now likely to be a major doubt as Scotland travel to Italy next weekend seeking to end a run of six successive Test losses to avoid the wooden spoon. The Scotland squad are scheduled to return to Edinburgh on Sunday afternoon to begin preparations for Rome, with four other players set to require further medical attention.

Two did not complete the game - scrum-half Mike Blair (shoulder), who was replaced by Chris Cusiter, and centre Max Evans (dead leg), who ended the match in the sin bin. Flanker John Barclay (ribs) and number eight David Denton (shin bruising) will also require further treatment, while a number of other players have what Dr Robson described as "lesser soft-tissue" injuries.

Scotland head coach Andy Robinson is scheduled to name his team for the Italy clash on Wednesday.

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