Hamish Watson stood down from rugby and will see a specialist

Hamish Watson is a major doubt for the 2023 Six Nations as he continues to be sidelined from rugby action due to a series of head knocks.

The Scotland flanker has been down to Birmingham this week to see a specialist about the concussion he sustained against New Zealand

Gregor Townsend is now waiting on the latest scan he had under the auspices of Prof. Toni Belli.

“He has seen the specialist down in Birmingham and we are waiting to see the scan results,” said Mike Blair, the Edinburgh coach.

“Everything else has come through as fine but because he has had a number [of head knocks] in a short time he has to have an enforced break.

“We’re not 100 percent sure when he will be back but he is feeling really good and he’s doing a lot of running and weights.”

Hamish Watson facts:

  1. Watson was born on 15 October 1991 in Manchester and moved to Edinburgh when he was 19
  2. Qualifying for Scotland through his grandparents, Watson represented the national U19 and U20 teams
  3. He is nicknamed pinball for his ability to bounce off tackles in the loose
  4. Before moving to Scotland, Watson was a part of the Leicester Tigers Academy
  5. Away from rugby, Watson has set up a headwear company called Rex Club

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