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Published: Thu, February 16, 2017
Health | By Bessie Ortiz

Scotland captain Laidlaw to miss rest of Six Nations

Scotland captain Laidlaw to miss rest of Six Nations

The Gloucester scrum-half, who is from Jedburgh in the Scottish Borders, was injured in their defeat to France.

Scotland captain Grieg Laidlaw will miss the remainder of the Six Nations after being ruled out of the tournament with an ankle injury.

Laidlaw's English club, Gloucester, says the scrumhalf damaged ankle ligaments when he was hurt in the first half of Scotland's 22-16 loss to France on Sunday.

Flanker John Barclay took the armband when Laidlaw limped off but was himself soon replaced after suffering a head knock and remains a doubt for next week's meeting with Wales.

Scottish Rugby confirmed the 58-time capped player sustained ligament damage against the French. Laidlaw, who was later seen wearing a protective boot and on crutches, will see a specialist this week to determine his estimated time out of the sport but he will play no further part in the Scots' last three Six Nations matches.

Having started the championship so brightly, with an impressive 27-22 victory over Ireland, Scotland fans were left to dream about it possibly being their year.

"They will give us a slightly different emphasis on different parts of the game but the game plan will stay the same". The Scot will be one of the fore runners for the scrum-half places on the plane to New Zealand this summer, where the British and Irish Lions will take on the mighty All Blacks in their back yard.

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