Josh Strauss ruled out of Six Nations through injury

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

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

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

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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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