Wednesday 18 October 2017

Ross facing long spell out with torn hamstring

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
Cian Tracey

Cian Tracey

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

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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