Scotland have received a blow with the news that Stuart Hogg is set to miss the remainder of the 2019 Guinness Six Nations championship.
The fullback left the fray after 17 minutes with the shoulder injury occurring two minutes earlier when Peter O’Mahony made contact with Hogg when he was chasing a kick he put down the field.
The Irish blindside has been criticised for the incident and it seems that as a result of that contact, Hogg will miss the remainder of the Six Nations, according to a report in The Daily Mail.
In a further blow, if the shoulder injury is deemed to be a stage-three shoulder tear, an operation will be likely and this could result in him missing the rest of the season which would also put him in a race to be fit for the 2019 World Cup in Japan.
This comes as a further blow to Gregor Townsend who also has to contend with the news that Ryan Wilson has been ruled out of the remainder of the championship due to ligament damage.
Scotland take on Ireland in their opening pool match of the 2019 World Cup on Sunday, September 22nd.