As it stated in SCOTLAND (REUTERS) – Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw will miss the rest of the Six Nations matches after damaging ankle ligaments, the Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) said on Wednesday.
Scotland, who beat Ireland 27-22 in their first game, face Wales at Murrayfield in the third round on February 25.
“Laidlaw will see a specialist later in the week to determine the best course of management and estimated time out of the sport.”
The scrum-half was injured in the first half of Scotland’s 22-16 defeat by France at the Stade de France in Paris on Sunday and left the stadium on crutches.
“The extent of the damage is such that he will take no further part in the current championship,” the SRU said in a statement.
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Scotland captain Laidlaw out of Six Nations
“Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw has been ruled out of the remainder of the 2017 RBS 6 Nations with an ankle injury,” the SRU said in a statement.
Scotland suffered a major blow on Wednesday as the Scottish Rugby Union announced captain Greig Laidlaw will miss the rest of the Six Nations with an ankle injury.
Scarlets flanker John Barclay took over as captain against France, but was then forced off by a head injury.
Laidlaw, 31, started the tournament in style, kicking two late penalties to give Scotland a thrilling 27-22 victory over Ireland in their opening match.
Glasgow’s Ali Price came on for Laidlaw in Paris and is expected to retain the number nine jersey when Scotland welcome Wales to Murrayfield in their next game a week on Saturday.
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Six Nations: Scotland’s Greig Laidlaw ruled out for rest of campaign
Greig Laidlaw will miss the rest of the Six Nations campaignScotland captain Greig Laidlaw has been ruled out for the rest of the Six Nations through injury.
John Barclay and John Hardie both had head injury assessments so we will have to wait and see how they come through the return-to-play protocols.”
Laidlaw, 31, suffered an ankle injury in the first half of the 22-16 defeat by France last weekend.
The Gloucester scrum-half left the Stade de France on crutches on Sunday and his injury was assessed following his return.
“Whatever does happen, the boys will be able to step up and take that role on and move forward.
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