Six Nations 2015: Tommy Seymour injury doubt for Wales test

Dark Blues face anxious wait over fitness of Glasgow Warriors star after bruising opening defeat to France

Tommy Seymour requires further assessment on a hip injury ahead of Scotland’s Six Nations clash with Wales next week.

The Glasgow Warriors wing lasted just 18 minutes of Scotland’s 15-8 defeat to France in Paris on Saturday and his status for next weekend’s match at BT Murrayfield remains questionable.

A medical bulletin released by the Scottish Rugby Union earlier today revealed that Seymour requires further assessment when the squad returns to Edinburgh.

A number of other players also require further management following the Stade de France encounter, including forwards Geoff Cross, Rob Harley and Alasdair Strokosch (all leg), as well as Glasgow Warriors centre duo Mark Bennett (leg) and Alex Dunbar (neck/shoulder).

Seymour’s injury means Scotland head coach Vern Cotter is down to just two fit wings in Edinburgh duo Tim Visser and Dougie Fife.

Sean Maitland met up with the squad at their training base near Motherwell, but was ruled out of the opening matches of the Six Nations and returned to Glasgow Warriors to rehab shoulder damage sustained during their European Champions Cup defeat to Bath.

Experienced wing Sean Lamont, Scotland’s most capped player in the squad, also missed the France defeat with a calf injury, but is not believed to be a long-term absentee.

Cotter will name his side to face Wales on Friday.

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