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Evans returns to Scotland

Scotland winger Thom Evans has returned from Wales to continue his recuperation from two neck operations.

Evans sustained a serious injury during the RBS 6 Nations Championship match against Wales in Cardiff on February 13 and was immediately admitted to the University Hospital Wales.

Evans, who travelled to Glasgow by air on Thursday, said: "The care I received in Cardiff was outstanding and I owe a great debt of gratitude to my main surgeon Sashin Ahuja and neuro surgeon John Martin, who accompanied me in the ambulance and who was present during my first operation."

He added: "I cannot thank enough the Scotland team doctor, James Robson, physiotherapist Lisa Casey and WRU doctor Mike Fardy for their extreme professionalism whilst on the Millennium Stadium pitch.

"I have been amazed and moved by the many messages of support from well-wishers inside and outside the rugby world who have taken the time to send me and my family their best wishes."

Scotland team doctor Robson added: "We have witnessed the rugby and medical families acting as one to ensure Thom has received the very best of treatment, just as Chris Paterson did in the aftermath of his kidney injury, and we are most grateful."

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