Glasgow lock Scott Cummings has joined up with the Scotland squad this week as he closes in on a return from injury.
The 26-year-old has been sidelined since picking up a foot injury just before the Autumn Tests and has not played since turning out for his club in a United Rugby Championship match away to Sharks in mid-October.
Cummings – who has 23 caps, the most recent of which came in last summer’s tour of Argentina – is now back in contention and will train with the squad ahead of Saturday’s Six Nations match against Wales at Murrayfield.
Saracens flanker Andy Christie has dropped out of the Scotland squad due to injury.
Meanwhile, Wales’ record cap holder Alun Wyn Jones is available for selection.
Wales head coach Warren Gatland initially said that second-row forward Jones had been ruled out after he went off for a head injury assessment during the 34-10 home defeat against Ireland on Saturday.
The match-day doctor made that call and with Jones’ HIA1 producing an abnormal result, he did not rejoin the action.
But Jones’ subsequent – and more detailed – HIA2 and HIA3 assessments were normal and he did not show any signs or symptoms of concussion, with a neck injury diagnosed, although not one to sideline him this weekend.
It is understood that Wales’ medical team have been in contact with the Six Nations and World Rugby to keep them across the situation.
There has also been further interrogation of video footage and an interview with the player and no concussion was confirmed.
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