Saturday 10 December 2016

Carty recovering back on home turf

Daragh Small

Published 26/02/2016 | 02:30

Carty is doubtful for their April 9 clash away to Grenoble in the final eight of that competition, and is likely to miss a large chunk of Connacht's run-in in the Pro12 (Sportsfile)
Carty is doubtful for their April 9 clash away to Grenoble in the final eight of that competition, and is likely to miss a large chunk of Connacht's run-in in the Pro12 (Sportsfile)

Jack Carty will meet with the Connacht medical staff as he continues to recover after having his spleen removed following a freak accident on holidays in Dubai.

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The 23-year-old out-half was on holiday with three of his team-mates following Connacht's gruelling 16-week block of fixtures, when the incident happened on a water-slide earlier this month.

His parents flew over to Dubai, as Carty had to undergo surgery to remove his ruptured spleen.

The Athlone native has played 52 times for Connacht and scored three tries since his debut in the 2012-13 season.

The Buccaneers clubman has made 12 appearances in the Pro12 this season and played five Challenge Cup ties as Connacht claimed a quarter-final spot in Europe.

Carty is doubtful for their April 9 clash away to Grenoble in the final eight of that competition, and is likely to miss a large chunk of Connacht's run-in in the Pro12, where they are top of the pile with seven games remaining.

Coach Pat Lam had originally stated that Carty's welfare was paramount, giving a one to three-month time-frame for his return to fitness.

Absence

In his absence, AJ MacGinty has started the bonus-point wins against Dragons and Zebre.

Lam remains unsure as to when Carty will return. .

"At the moment Jack has had a couple of weeks away from it since he has been back. Just back with the family, he has had some time to recuperate," he said.

"I know he has a meeting with the medical staff soon, so it's just more recovery from the operation. And we will know then."

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