According to the BBC, Thom Evans had two operations on his cervical spine, he has movement in arms and legs and there is hope for his full recovery. He is lucky to be alive and credit to the attendants at the game who were able to protect his neck and get him off the field. I know from my own playing days that rugby is a rough old game but the number of injuries and collapsing scrums in that game suggest poor control by the officials.
Thoms absence and that of Patterson were clear in Scotlands poor play on Saturday, though the Italians repatedly coming round or over rucks in attempts to take out Cussiter were not helping (and should have resulted in a yellow card just before half-time).
Holding out a last hope that at least we give England a scare in the Calcutta Cup (again).