This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
Dublin: 7 °C Monday 18 February, 2019

Lightning strikes twice for Scotland as they lose Josh Strauss through injury

The number eight is out with a kidney injury.

Strauss sustained the injury in Paris last weekend.
Strauss sustained the injury in Paris last weekend.
Image: Craig Watson/INPHO

JOSH STRAUSS WILL play no part in the rest of the Six Nations after the Scotland number eight was ruled out for six weeks with a kidney injury.

Scotland this week lost captain Greig Laidlaw for the remainder of the tournament due to ankle ligament damage and it was confirmed on Friday that Vern Cotter will also have to do without Strauss.

The South-Africa born loose forward was injured during the defeat to France in Paris last Sunday.

A Scottish Rugby statement said: “After completing the match, he [Strauss] was scanned in Paris. Both the scan, and the player, were reviewed at Spire Murrayfield Hospital back in Scotland, where the full extent of the injury was confirmed.

“Strauss will now return to his club Glasgow Warriors for further care and a review of the injury will be scheduled in approximately six weeks’ time.”

It has been an eventful week for Strauss, who also agreed a deal to join Edinburgh at the end of the season.

– Article updated at 5.15pm

Subscribe to The42 Rugby Show podcast here:

‘I was like ‘I’m not leaving now, there’s 15 minutes to go in the biggest game of Irish history possibly”

Blow for Munster as Kleyn ruled out of Champions Cup quarter-final


  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article

About the author:

Ryan Bailey

Read next: