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Gregor Townsend fears Rugby World Cup could be over for Hamish Watson as he admits knee injury during Ireland defeat 'doesn't look good' Gregor Townsend says Hamish Watson's World Cup campaign may be over The Scotland flanker suffered a serious injury in the 27-3 defeat by Ireland Watson left the field on a stretcher and will have a scan on Sunday evening 24-year-old Magnus Bradbury is likely to deputise when against Samoa

By Andy Newport, Press Association Sport

Published: 14:51 BST, 22 September 2019 | Updated: 15:13 BST, 22 September 2019

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Gregor Townsend confessed it 'doesn't look good' for Hamish Watson after admitting the Scotland flanker's World Cup might be over already.

The Dark Blues suffered a 27-3 mauling from Ireland in Yokohama and there was further pain for Edinburgh forward Watson following an incident just before half-time.

He could be heard letting out a huge scream as his left knee appeared to buckle after being caught in a tangle with Irish props Cian Healy and Tadhg Furlong.

Hamish Watson's Rugby World Cup may be over after he was stretchered off against Ireland

Hamish Watson's Rugby World Cup may be over after he was stretchered off against Ireland

Watson left the field on a stretcher and will now be sent for a scan on Sunday evening.

But Townsend is already drawing up plans to promote Magnus Bradbury - who had already travelled to Japan on stand-by following an earlier facial injury to Jamie Ritchie - to his squad if his Edinburgh colleague is forced out of the tournament.

Townsend said: 'Hamish is our only injury concern.

'He had a knee injury that we will be hopefully getting more information on tonight with a scan.

Gregor Townsend says he will know the full extent of Watson's injury on Sunday evening

Gregor Townsend says he will know the full

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