Scott to miss final Six Nations games

Date published: March 9 2016

Scotland and Edinburgh centre Matt Scott has been ruled out of the 2016 Six Nations championship through injury, it was confirmed on Wednesday.

A MRI scan at Spire Murrayfield Hospital on Monday confirmed that Scott sustained elbow ligament damage in his club’s PRO12 loss to Connacht on Friday.

Further examination this Friday will confirm if the player requires surgery on the joint, however it is clear at this stage that he will at least miss the remainder of the 2016 Six Nations, and will return to his club for ongoing care and assessment.

Scott, who has signed for Premiership club Gloucester ahead of next season, featured against England in the first game of the tournament and has won 34 caps for his country since making his debut in 2012.