Monday 26 September 2016

'Gutted my season is over' - Leinster star Fergus McFadden to miss end of campaign

Published 20/04/2015 | 18:11

Leigh Halfpenny of Toulon contests a high ball with Fergus McFadden,
Leigh Halfpenny of Toulon contests a high ball with Fergus McFadden,
Fergus McFadden leaves the field with an arm injury.

Leinster's Fergus McFadden will play no further part for his province this season after it was confirmed the versatile back suffered a hand injury in yesterday's defeat to Toulon.

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The Irish province took the Top 14 side to extra-time in the Champions Cup but ultimately could not deny the reigning champions the opportunity to make it an incredible three-in-a-row in Europe.

Sitting in fifth position in the Guinness PRO12, Leinster are eight points behind the Ospreys and look likely to miss out on a play-off position.

Ahead of the visit to the Kingspan Stadium on Friday evening to take on third-place Ulster, Leinster confirmed the 28 year-old will undergo surgery on Wednesday morning after fracturing his right thumb during the second half of the gripping encounter.

Fergus McFadden leaves the field with an arm injury.
Fergus McFadden leaves the field with an arm injury.

The injury will keep him sidelined for up to eight weeks.

"Pretty sick after that result yesterday, one that got away from us. Thanks for the well wishes, gutted my season is over," McFadden tweeted this evening.

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