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Tommy Bowe shows optimism as he gives surgery scar a 'face'

It's not quite a smile - but Ulster's Tommy Bowe is still showing he has a sense of humour following his injury which will see him out of action for at least six months.

Stretchered off in just the 12th minute of Ireland’s World Cup quarter-final defeat to Argentina, the 31-year-old sustained posterior cruciate ligament and meniscal injuries that required surgery.

But the Ulster star appears to be remaining optimistic as he drew on two eyes to his surgery scar, not quite turning it into a smile, but close enough.

He posted the image to Instagram with the caption: "Closest Emoji I could find #kneeop".

With Jared Payne and Iain Henderson also picking up injuries at the tournament, and with both set to be out until December, Neil Doak’s squad has once again been decimated by injuries to key men at crucial times.

Bowe will now miss the majority of the season including Ireland’s Six Nations defence, if indeed he returns during this campaign.

Get better soon Tommy!

closest Emoji I could find #kneeop

A photo posted by @tommybowe on

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