Scotland winger Sean Maitland out of Six Nations

Sean Maitland of Scotland is tackled by Cian Healy and Peter O'Mahony during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and Scotland at the Aviva Stadium on February 2, 2014
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Scotland winger Sean Maitland is ruled out for the remainder of the Six Nations with soft tissue damage in his knee and ankle.

Scotland's Sean Maitland will miss the rest of the Six Nations because of soft tissue damage to his knee and ankle.

The Glasgow Warriors winger suffered the injury in the Scots' first game of the tournament, a 28-6 defeat to Ireland in Dublin.

It was announced earlier this week that the 25-year-old would miss this weekend's game against England, but now he has been ruled out for up to eight weeks.

Scotland team doctor James Robson said: "Sean was examined by consultant orthopaedic surgeon Graham Lawson. He found that Sean has sustained some damage to the structures of his knee and ankle but, happily, does not require surgery.

"The expected recovery time for soft tissue damage of this sort is up to eight weeks."

Scotland's final fixture of the tournament is against Wales on Saturday, March 15.

Sean Maitland of Glasgow in action during the Heineken Cup match between Exeter Chiefs and Glasgow Warriors at Sandy Park on January 11, 2014
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