Stand-in skipper is rated a doubt
STUART McInally has emerged as a doubt for Scotland’s summer rugby tour after suffering a calf injury.
The stand-in skipper suffered the knock on the eve of the team’s departure to Vancouver and will continue to be assessed.
Although McInally remains with the squad, uncapped Grant Stewart has been called into the touring party as cover for the three Tests which sees Gregor Townsend’s side take on Canada, the United States and Argentina, starting a week on Saturday.
Stewart, is contracted to Glasgow and has made seven appearances for the Warriors this season.
He has progressed through the age groups of Scottish rugby and is currently in the BT Sport Academy. He will compete with Fraser Brown and George Turner for a Test place should McInally fail to prove his fitness.
McInally’s injury would be a further blow to the Dark Blues who are already without regular skipper John Barclay due to a long-term Achilles injury.