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.