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Huge blow for Scotland as injury rules captain Laidlaw out of Six Nations

An ankle injury has ended his campaign prematurely.

Laidlaw will miss Scotland's remaining three games.
Laidlaw will miss Scotland's remaining three games.
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SCOTLAND WILL BE without captain Greig Laidlaw for the remainder of the Six Nations due to an ankle injury.

The Gloucester scrum-half, capped 58 times, had to go off during the first half of Scotland’s 22-16 loss to France in Paris on Sunday, and a subsequent scan revealed he’d sustained ligament damage.

“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.

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

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