Tuesday 27 January 2015

Further blow to Ireland as D'Arcy to miss remainder of Six Nations

Published 15/02/2013 | 16:00

9 February 2013; Ireland's Gordon D'Arcy in action during the captain's run ahead of their RBS Six Nations Rugby Championship match against England on Sunday. Ireland Rugby Squad Captain's Run, Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
Ireland's Gordon D'Arcy

DECLAN Kidney has received a major blow after it was confirmed that Gordon D’Arcy will miss the remainder of the Six Nations with a foot injury.

D’Arcy complained of feelings of discomfort in his foot during last Sunday’s 12-6 defeat to England a scan yesterday revealed that he has suffered a stress injury to a bone in his foot.

 

The injury will require immobilisation in a boot for at least four weeks with a projected return to play of six weeks pending further tests and specialist review.

 

The Ireland training squad for the Scotland match week will be announced on Sunday evening following the completion of games in the RaboDirect Pro12 and Kidney will be praying for no more bad news.

 

Ireland are already without Jonathan Sexton(hamstring tear) and Mike McCarthy(knee) for next week’s trip to Scotland while Cian Healy will miss the clash with the Scots and the game against the French a fortnight later.

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