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Tuesday 16 September 2014

Jonathan Sexton out injured with broken jaw for two months

Published 01/09/2014 | 09:19

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Jonathan Sexton
Jonathan Sexton
Jamie Heaslip and Jonathan Sexton
Jamie Heaslip and Jonathan Sexton
Leinster and the IRFU have made no secret of their desire to see Jonathan Sexton make a return to playing his rugby in Ireland. Photo: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE
Leinster and the IRFU have made no secret of their desire to see Jonathan Sexton make a return to playing his rugby in Ireland. Photo: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

Irish rugby player Jonathan Sexton could be out injured for two months after breaking his jaw.

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Sexton will now miss the start of the new European Rugby Champions League.

It’s also feared that Sexton may not be able to feature in the Autumn Internationals, with a clash against South Africa scheduled for November 8th.

The Irish international sustained the injury in Racing Metro’s Top 14 clash against Toulon on Saturday night.

Racing won the game 17-10.

Sexton was tackled by South African hooker Craig Burden after 15 minutes.

Sexton managed to kick two conversions but came off later in the game.

The Irish Independent understands that the Lions fly-half has reached an agreement with the IRFU and the province on a four-year contract from the start of the 2015/16 campaign.

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