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Grewcock likely to be fit for Scotland clash

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Bath's head of physical preparation Chris Mallac confirmed that Danny Grewcock is likely to be fit for the Twickenham match.

Grewcock left the field during Saturday’s home defeat to Northampton Saints following a knock to the head, and there were fears that he had suffered concussion which would normally mean a three-week mandatory lay-off.

But Mallac, after consulting with England doctor Simon Kemp, believes that Grewcock's prospects of being available for selection look good.

"I spoke to Simon yesterday, and he will review Danny tomorrow when he meets up with the England squad," said Mallac. "Yes, he did sustain a head knock on Saturday and suffered from blurry vision, which is why we brought him off, but as of Saturday night his headache had gone and he was basically symptom free.

"The England guys will obviously keep a close eye on him, but as long as he suffers no recurrence of the headache when he resumes contact training later in the week, there should be no problem."

If fit, Grewcock is likely to start the England match on the bench, with Leicester pair Martin Johnson and Ben Kay taking the No.4 and No.5 jerseys.

* Meanwhile, there was a further boost for England ahead of the Calcutta Cup clash with the news that Jason Leonard and Ben Cohen are available for selection.

However, Leicester Tigers centre Ollie Smith has withdrawn from the squad wth a shoulder injury. He will be treated by the Tigers' medical team this week and a specialist review is being planned.


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