Tuesday 6 December 2016

Ross facing long spell out with torn hamstring

Published 22/11/2016 | 02:30

Mike Ross was forced off after just five minutes in Leinster’s win over Zebre at the start of the month and after initially undergoing a scan, he will have a second one later this week to determine the full extent of the damage. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
Mike Ross was forced off after just five minutes in Leinster’s win over Zebre at the start of the month and after initially undergoing a scan, he will have a second one later this week to determine the full extent of the damage. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Mike Ross is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines after Leinster revealed that the veteran tighthead prop had torn his hamstring.

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The 36-year old was forced off after just five minutes in Leinster's win over Zebre at the start of the month and after initially undergoing a scan, he will have a second one later this week to determine the full extent of the damage.

Leinster are reluctant to put a time-frame on how long Ross will be out for, but they have confirmed that the tear is a "high grade."

"No, not at all," scrum coach John Fogarty responded when it was put to him that it didn't sound good for Ross. "He's got a tear in his hamstring. There was an initial scan and he is getting it rescanned this week. We'll know more about the time-frame after that."

Irish Independent

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