Friday 20 September 2019

Stuart Olding a major doubt for Ireland's summer tour after Ulster confirm 'significant' ankle injury

3 March 2017; Stuart Olding of Ulster during the Guinness PRO12 Round 17 match between Ulster and Benetton Treviso at the Kingspan Stadium in Belfast. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
3 March 2017; Stuart Olding of Ulster during the Guinness PRO12 Round 17 match between Ulster and Benetton Treviso at the Kingspan Stadium in Belfast. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
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Stuart Olding's miserable injury luck has continued, with the centre set for a spell on the sidelines after picking up a 'significant' ankle injury in action for Ulster last weekend.

The province has confirmed that the 24-year-old will see an ankle specialist today and is now a major doubt for Ireland's summer tour of Japan and USA.

Olding went down just moments after coming on during Ulster's 24-10 loss to the Ospreys, which eliminated them from PRO 12 playoff contention. The Ireland international has been frustrated by injuries this season, starting just 12 times for his province.

Olding will miss Ulster's season finale this Saturday, with the northern province hosting Leinster in their final league game.

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