Kellock blow for Scotland
Scotland lock Alastair Kellock will miss the RBS 6 Nations after undergoing surgery on an arm injury.
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Glasgow confirmed on Monday their captain would be out for about four months after injuring his arm during their Heineken Cup defeat by Cardiff at Scotstoun this month.
The 32-year-old has been a regular starter for the international team and joins fellow Glasgow and Scotland lock Jonny Gray on the sidelines.
Kellock, who has 56 caps for Scotland, wrote on his Twitter account: "Gutted about the arm but unfortunately part of the job I've had a good run for the last few yrs be back soon enough."
Glasgow head coach Gregor Townsend, whose team face Edinburgh on Boxing Day and New Year's Day, added: "We are all gutted for Al to be missing out on playing for the next few months, but especially the 1872 Cup games.
"He has played a prominent role in these games over the last few season and thrives against Edinburgh.
"We wish him well in his recovery and he still has a big role to play at the club as he works his way back to full fitness."
Meanwhile, X-rays have shown that Glasgow centre Mark Bennett has a fractured toe but will not require surgery.
Warriors say Bennett, who suffered the injury on Scotland Sevens duty, will be out for "several weeks".