Belfast Telegraph

UK Website Of The Year

Home Sport Rugby

Lengthy lay-off for Cronin

Published 29/04/2015

Leinster and Ireland hooker Sean Cronin has undergone shoulder surgery
Leinster and Ireland hooker Sean Cronin has undergone shoulder surgery

Ireland and Leinster hooker Sean Cronin is expected to be sidelined for three months because of a shoulder injury.

Leinster announced that 43 times-capped Cronin has undergone an operation to repair tendon damage in his left shoulder.

In a statement published on Wednesday, Leinster said: "After medical advice, Sean Cronin has this afternoon undergone surgery to repair damage to a tendon in his shoulder.

"The operation has gone well, but Sean will miss the rest of the Leinster Rugby season, which involves games against Treviso and Edinburgh in the Guinness PRO12.

"The expected rehabilitation period is 12 weeks."

Cronin, 28, featured off the bench in all of Ireland's games during their recent RBS 6 Nations title-winning campaign, providing cover for Ulster's Rory Best.

Ireland's opening World Cup warm-up fixture is a Millennium Stadium appointment with Wales on August 8.

How to Complain

If you have a complaint about the editorial content of the Belfast Telegraph or Sunday Life then contact the Editor here. If you are not satisfied with the response provided then you can contact the Independent Press Standards Organisation here

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Read More

From Belfast Telegraph