Laidlaw to miss rest of Six Nations

Date published: February 15 2017

Scotland have been dealt a blow after captain and scrum-half Greig Laidlaw was ruled out of the rest of the Six Nations with an ankle injury.

A scan undertaken at his club, Gloucester, confirmed the clinical suspicion that the 58-times capped number nine sustained ligament damage midway through the first-half of Scotland’s 22-16 defeat to France last weekend.

“The extent of the damage is such that he will take no further part in the current championship,” read a statement from Scottish Rugby.

“Laidlaw will see a specialist later in the week to determine the best course of management and estimated time out of the sport.”