Scotland’s hooker, David Cherry, exit from Rugby World Cup. The Scottish rugby federation made this announcement on Thursday, following an unfortunate incident at the team hotel. Cherry slipped on the stairs, resulting in a head injury that has sidelined him for the remainder of the tournament.
Medical Protocols and Implications
Following the accident, Cherry suffered a concussion and is now adhering to the current return-to-play protocols set by the federation. These protocols stipulate a minimum recovery period of 12 days for such injuries. Given this timeframe, it was decided to conclude Cherry’s participation in the tournament on medical grounds.
David Cherry Exit from Rugby World Cup
Expressing his disappointment, Cherry said, “I’m hugely disappointed to be leaving the squad with concussion. I’ve loved my time in camp over the summer and gaining my first World Cup cap on Sunday against South Africa. I want to wish the team all the best for the remainder of the competition.”
Replacement and Team Updates
In light of Cherry’s exit, Edinburgh hooker Stuart McInally, who was initially on standby due to a concussion sustained by Ewan Ashman last week, has been called up as a replacement. Ashman is also following his return-to-play protocols and is expected to be available for selection next week.
Scotland’s World Cup Journey
Scotland commenced their World Cup campaign with an 18-3 loss to defending champions South Africa. Their next match in Pool B is against Tonga in Nice on 24 September. This will be followed by a match against Romania in Lille six days later before they face Ireland in Paris on 7 October.