Belfast Telegraph

Friday 31 October 2014

Ulster Rugby injuries: Rory Best out until January and Iain Henderson off-pitch for six weeks

Rory Best suffered a right forearm break in the 15th minute of Ireland's agonising final-play defeat to the All Blacks on Sunday
Rory Best suffered a right forearm break in the 15th minute of Ireland's agonising final-play defeat to the All Blacks on Sunday

Ulster's injury list has grown as Iain Henderson has been ruled out for six weeks after confirmation of hamstring strain.

The injury to the back row star comes soon after Rory Best's hand injury sustained against New Zealand on Sunday

Best underwent successful surgery this morning to stabilise the fracture that he sustained in the game. He is expected to return to rugby in mid to late January.

Iain Henderson had an MRI Scan yesterday on the hamstring injury that he suffered in Ulster’s win over Edinburgh
The scan confirmed that he has a hamstring tear and that he will be out of rugby for up to six weeks.

Lewis Stevenson sustained medial ligament damage in his right knee against Edinburgh. He will be out for up to six weeks. Michael Allen was concussed in the Edinburgh game and will now follow the normal return-to-play protocols.

Ian Porter irritated his AC joint ahead of the Edinburgh game and is expected to be unavailable for two weeks. Nick Williams suffered a calf injury ahead of the match against Edinburgh. He will be out for between four and six weeks.

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