Josh Strauss ruled out of Six Nations through injury

Josh Strauss ahead of the opening clash with Ireland. Picture: SNS

Josh Strauss ahead of the opening clash with Ireland. Picture: SNS

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Scotland No.8 Josh Strauss has been ruled out for the rest of the Six Nations Championship through injury.

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The 30-year-old suffered a blow to his kidney in the 22-16 defeat to France in Paris last weekend.

After a scan revealed the full extent of the damage, it has been announced the player will sit out the next six weeks at the very least.

It will be a massive blow for Scotland and coach Vern Cotter, who’ve already lost captain Greig Laidlaw for the rest of the championships with an ankle injury.

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