Scotland fly-half Finn Russell ruled out of Six Nations clash with France due to head injury
- Scotland face France in Paris in the Six Nations on Saturday afternoon
- Finn Russell will not feature in the squad after suffering a head injury on Sunday
- Russell went off before half time against Toulouse in Top 14 clash on Sunday
The Racing 92 stand-off picked up a head knock during Racing 92’s Top 14 encounter against Toulouse on Sunday.
He had given Scotland a glimmer of hope he could recover from a weekend head injury when he arrived symptom-free in Edinburgh on Monday, but those hopes have now been dashed.
Finn Russell has been ruled out of Scotland’s Guinness Six Nations clash with France
A statement from the Scottish Rugby Union read: ‘The 26-year-old playmaker has not satisfied the requirements of today’s component of the graduated return to play protocol – two days on from sustaining the injury in Racing 92’s Top 14 clash with Toulouse.
‘That means there is insufficient time for him to be considered for this weekend’s action.
‘He will now return to the care of his club’s medical team.’
Russell was pulled before half time while playing for Racing 92 against Toulouse on Sunday