Ireland's Robbie Henshaw ruled out for remainder of Six Nations while doubtful duo expected to be fit to face Wales
Ireland centre Robbie Henshaw will miss the remainder of the 2018 Six Nations after injuring his shoulder against Italy last weekend.
The Leinster star landed awkwardly when scoring a try, and looked in real discomfort when leaving the field after what referee Romain Poite called a 'bad injury'.
The IRFU have confirmed today that Henshaw has had surgery on his shoulder, and will miss the rest of the tournament.
Josh van der Flier has already been ruled out of the tournament after suffering a serious knee ligament injury.
In better news, Ireland expect to have tighthead prop Tadhg Furlong fit to play Wales on February 24. The 25-year-old limped off early on against Italy after injuring his hamstring, but a scan has revealed that the injury is minor.
Back row Jack Conan was withdrawn at half time after taking a knock to the shoulder, but he is expected to be fit to face Wales too.
Ireland currently lead the Six Nations on points difference after wins over France and Italy in the first two rounds.
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