Scotland captain out of Six Nations with ankle injury

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Scotland's Greig Laidlaw, left, celebrates scoring the penalty kick in the 80th minute to win the Six Nations rugby match against Ireland at BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland, Saturday Feb. 4, 2017.

Scotland's Greig Laidlaw, left, celebrates scoring the penalty kick in the 80th minute to win the Six Nations rugby match against Ireland at BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland, Saturday Feb. 4, 2017. (Photo: Jane Barlow)

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw will miss the rest of the Six Nations rugby tournament because of an ankle injury.

Laidlaw's English club, Gloucester, says the scrumhalf damaged ankle ligaments when he was hurt in the first half of Scotland's 22-16 loss to France on Sunday.

Scotland says "the extent of the damage is such that he will take no further part in the current championship."

The Scots have games remaining against Wales, Scotland and Italy.

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