Leinster outhalf Jonathan Sexton suffered a fractured thumb while playing for Leinster against Leicester in the Heineken Cup yesterday.
The thumb will be put in a cast for four weeks to allow the injury to heal and will therefore rule Sexton out of the Ireland RBS Six Nations squad for that period.
He may be back in contention for a place on the bench for Ireland's game against Scotland at Croke Park on the 23rd of February.
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