Monday 23 April 2018

Blow for Ireland as in-form Chris Farrell expected to miss rest of the Six Nations after training ground injury

22 February 2018; Chris Farrell during Ireland rugby squad training at Carton House in Maynooth, Co Kildare. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
22 February 2018; Chris Farrell during Ireland rugby squad training at Carton House in Maynooth, Co Kildare. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Ireland have announced that Chris Farrell is 'unlikely' to play in the rest of the Six Nations after being sent for a knee scan following a training ground injury this afternoon.

The Munster centre won the Man of the Match award against Wales last Saturday, as Ireland won their third straight Six Nations game to move five points clear of England at the top of the table.

However, Farrell is now likely to join Robbie Henshaw among the centres ruled out for the rest of the championship after injuring his knee in training today.

"Chris Farrell received treatment on the field earlier today after twisting his knee in the turf," the IRFU said in a statement.

"He subsequently jogged on to re-join the rest of the playing group and felt well.

"He was sent for a precautionary scan this afternoon which indicated some ligament damage had occurred and he will now see a specialist. Chris is unlikely to be available for the remainder of the 6 Nations."

Leinster centre Garry Ringrose will be Farrell's likely replacement against Scotland after making his return in the PRO 14 against the Southern Kings last Friday. Ringrose had been expected to play again for Leinster this weekend in a top-of-the-conference clash against the Scarlets.

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