Thom Evans has revealed he will make a decision on whether to continue playing rugby or not at the end of the season and not a moment before then.
The 24-year-old suffered a serious neck injury during Scotland’s RBS 6 Nations clash with Wales after colliding with full-back Lee Byrne – prompting fears that he could be paralysed.
Evans was rushed from the Millennium Stadium straight to hospital where he underwent emergency surgery and has since been in recovery.
The Glasgow back is uncertain as to whether he will ever fully heal from the injury but insists he will think long and hard before choosing to continue or end his career.
“My brother Max has been trying to get me to slow down and not push it too much,” said Evans. “But I am just trying to get back to fitness slowly and I am going to make a decision at the end of the season.
“It is something that I will need to think long and hard about. At the moment I am not really sure but Max has said he will be 100 per-cent behind me no matter what.”