Scotland without Denton, Maitland

Date published: January 27 2015

Scotland have been dealt a double blow with David Denton and Sean Maitland set to miss the start of the Six Nations Championship through injury.

The pair sustained calf and shoulder injuries respectively over the weekend and have subsequently been ruled out of contention for the start of the campaign.

Denton left Scotland’s training camp at Ravenscraig, Motherwell, on Monday for a scan at Spire Murrayfield Hospital in Edinburgh, which confirmed he had sustained a tear to his calf in Edinburgh’s win over Bordeaux-Belges.

Glasgow wing/full-back Maitland also had a specialist scan on Monday, at the BMI Ross Hall Hospital in Glasgow, which showed damage to his shoulder.

Both players have returned to the care of their clubs’ medical teams, where they will receive further care and assessment, with the view to competing for selection later in the championship.