Injured Henshaw Ruled Out Of The Rest Of The Six Nations
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Injured Henshaw Ruled Out Of The Rest Of The Six Nations

Jack LeCouer By Jack LeCouer - February 12, 2018

The I.R.F.U.'s medical team have assessed the Ireland rugby squad in the wake of Saturday's 56-19 stroll against Italy at the Aviva Stadium and there's quite a body blow for head coach Joe Schmidt as a result.

Irish rugby star centre Robbie Henshaw has undergone a procedure this morning on the injured shoulder sustained in scoring a try against the Azzurri and in a huge blow has been ruled out of the remainder of the Championship with games left at home to Wales and Scotland and potentially a St. Patrick's Day winner takes all against the three-in-a-row chasing England.

The 24-year-old sustained the blow while grounding the ball for his second try, requiring oxygen on the field before departing with his right arm in a sling.

Better news though for front row colossus Tadhg Furlong, after he underwent a scan that revealed a minor hamstring injury but is expected to be fit for the next Six nations game with the visit of Wales to Dublin on February 24th.

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The third Leinster man checked out by the docs was Jack Conan who took a bang on his shoulder, but is expected to be available for selection for Round three against Warren Gatland's Welshmen so cruelly robbed of what appeared to be a perfectly legitimate try in their narrow 12-6 reversal by Eddie Jones' underwhelming England side on Saturday.

The Ireland rugby squad will assemble for a mini-camp in Athlone on Tuesday as a number of players return to the provinces. The 48-hour camp culminates with a sold out open training session at Buccaneers RFC.

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