Scotland: Injured Nick De Luca to miss Six Nations

Scotland centre Nick De Luca

Scotland centre Nick de Luca is likely to miss all of this season's Six Nations championship through injury.

The 38-times capped Edinburgh player suffered a fractured eye socket while training ahead of their 1872 Cup double-header with Glasgow.

And the club say the 28-year-old will require a two-month recovery period following surgery.

Scotland open their Six Nations campaign against England at Twickenham on 2 February.

And the tournament ends with a trip to France on 16 March.

De Luca won his first cap in 2008 against France and scored his first Scotland try against Italy in 2011.

Dumfries-born De Luca rejoined Edinburgh, his club as a youth, from the Border Reivers in 2007, and has made over 100 appearances for the Murrayfield side.

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