Rory Sutherland is likely to miss the rest of the 2022 Guinness Six Nations due to a broken rib.
The 27-year-old loosehead prop sustained the injury shortly after coming off the bench in Scotland’s 20-17 defeat against Wales at Principality Stadium in Cardiff last Saturday.
Sutherland played a crucial role in Scotland’s 20-17 win against England at BT Murrayfield the week before.
He is expected to miss up to six weeks of action, meaning it is unlikely he’ll play any further role in Rugby’s Greatest Championship.
Worcester Warriors head coach Steve Diamond revealed: “It’s painful.
“He’s got a badly bruised shoulder, AC joint and rib up top.
“Don’t know whether it’s fractured or not, but he’s looking to be out between four and six weeks.”
Scotland host France on the 26th February before trips to Italy on the 12th March and Ireland on the 19th March.
It is not yet clear who will replace Sutherland in the squad for Scotland’s remaining Championship fixtures.
Pierre Schoeman came off the bench in the opening game before starting in Cardiff a week later.