Six Nations: Lee Jones returns to Scotland to recover

Scotland winger Lee Jones
Jones will miss Scotland's match against Italy

International winger Lee Jones has returned to Scotland after spending two nights in a Dublin hospital.

Jones sustained severe concussion during Scotland's Six Nations defeat by Ireland on Saturday but flew back to Edinburgh on Monday afternoon.

He is recovering at home in the Borders and will miss this weekend's Wooden Spoon decider against Italy in Rome.

Jones was injured 62 minutes into the match and left the pitch on a stretcher after receiving medical attention.

Referee Chris Pollock stopped play so that he could be treated.

Scotland head coach Andy Robinson takes his men to Rome on the back of four defeats, a grim sequence matched by Saturday's hosts.

"This is not the position we wanted to be in," said Robinson. "We have a lot of work to do this week if we are to beat Italy.

"Rome is a tough place to go, even with a confident side. We have a lot to do this week."

Four other Scotland players required medical attention for less serious injuries after a bruising clash at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

Back-row forwards John Barclay and David Denton sustained rib and shoulder injuries respectively, while scrum-half Mike Blair hurt his shoulder and centre Max Evans suffered a dead leg.

Scotland's solitary try came when lock Richie Gray crossed the line in the first half, with the visitors failing to score a point after the interval.

"The second half was a step back," added Robinson. "I don't want to quantify it. We didn't put any shape together.

"We didn't play well enough in the second half to win the game, which is very disappointing. Our set-piece, the line-out in particular, didn't function as well as we'd have liked.

"We couldn't string more than three phases together and that's not good enough at this level. It's a mark of where we are as a side that we cause a lot of our own problems."

Scotland will name their team on Wednesday for the trip to Rome, where they last won in 2006.

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