Scotland flanker Hamish Watson has been ruled out for the Remainder of the World Cup, Together Using Edinburgh back-row Magnus Bradbury Known as a replacement.
The Edinburgh will play no part and suffered a serious knee injury during Sunday’s 27-3 defeat.
Gregor Townsend has turned into Watson’s team team-mate Magnus Bradbury following a scan confirmed the news that the 27-year-old had been 25, for pay.
Because he had been caught in a painful ruck tangle with Tadhg Furlong and Cian Healy watson was discovered letting out a scream just before half-time.
He was later seen looking disconsolate on the seat with his round and was shot his leg.
His World Cup is now over although no timescale has been put on his recovery period.
Bradbury, who had already travelled to Japan on stand-by as a precautionary measure after fellow Edinburgh back-rower Jamie Ritchie suffered a facial injury in the Dark Blues’ closing warm-up test, will now combine Townsend’s team formally because they gear up to their do-or-die clash with Samoa next Monday.
The reduction to Ireland has been a bitter blow for the championship to the strategies of Townsend and he admits losing Watson is another set-back that is debilitating.
The head coach said:”Even though there’s a high probability of picking up injuries during a World Cup, it is always disappointing to see someone needing to head home.
“We feel for Hamish who had worked so hard for the opportunity and wish him well in his recovery”