Scotland lock Grant Gilchrist out of World Cup

Grant Gilchrist wins the ball for Scotland against Japan

Scotland have suffered a blow ahead of their Rugby World Cup match against South Africa as Grant Gilchrist has been ruled out for the rest of the tournament.

Scotland currently lead Pool B but will play South Africa in Newcastle on Saturday where the winner of the match is expected to top the pool.

Gilchrist has been ruled out of the national team ‘s Rugby World Cup 2015 campaign with a groin injury.

Gilchrist sustained the soft tissue damage in the 19th minute of the national team ‘s 39-16 win over USA yesterday, with the recovery period expected to extend beyond the competition.

Gilchrist ‘s replacement will be announced in due course.

Meanwhile the Scotland Rugby Union confirmed in a press release that flyhalf Finn Russell has sustained an inversion injury to his ankle, which will require further care and assessment.

A number of other players will require the ongoing care of the national medical team however these are not considered an immediate concern.

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