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Lee Jones still in hospital, but making 'good progess'

The winger is expected to travel back to Scotland tomorrow following his injury in yesterday’s Six Nations match.

Jones is carefully treated by Scottish team doctors during a lengthy delay in the second half of yesterday's Six Nations match.
Jones is carefully treated by Scottish team doctors during a lengthy delay in the second half of yesterday's Six Nations match.
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SCOTTISH WINGER LEE JONES is making “good progress” in a Dublin hospital after he suffered a severe concussion during yesterday’s Six Nations defeat to Ireland.

Jones, 23, was left unconscious following a sickening clash of heads with Andrew Trimble during the second half of Ireland’s 32-14 win, and was treated for several minutes on the pitch before being stretchered off.

He was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital, where he improved overnight, and is expected to return to Scotland tomorrow.

In a short statement this morning, Scotland 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.

“We would like to thank John and his team for the expert help given to us.”

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