Scotland stars Lee Jones and David Denton will miss the team’s summer tour through injury.
The Edinburgh Rugby duo will not travel to Australia, Fiji and Samoa after the team doctor ruled them out.
Jones, 23, has a fractured left shoulder blade he suffered against Ulster in the Heineken Cup semi final against Ulster.
Denton, 22, who was shortlisted for the player of the tournament award in his debut Six Nations, damaged his ankle ligaments in the final game of the season against Treviso.
Scotland team doctor James Robson said that with weeks on the sidelines for the pair, travelling with the squad would not be possible.
Speaking on the official Scotland Rugby website, Dr Robson said: "Lee suffered the fracture in the Heineken Cup semi-final loss to Ulster last month. Injuries of this nature typically resolve over the course of six to eight weeks, so he will not be available for the tour.
“David sustained the ankle injury in the final game of the league season against Treviso last weekend and subsequent scanning of the joint revealed damage to the ligaments.
“Following consultation with John McKinley, the ankle specialist at Spire Murrayfield Hospital, David will not require surgery but will now embark on a prolonged period of rehabilitation which will rule him out of the summer tour."
Scotland depart for the southern hemisphere on Wednesday, May 16.
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