Monday 20 November 2017

Ulster facing injury crisis as Rory Best suffers forearm fracture

Rory Best receives treatment from Dr. Eanna Falvey during yesterday's game
Rory Best receives treatment from Dr. Eanna Falvey during yesterday's game

Rory Best could be looking at a spell on the sidelines after Ulster confirmed that the hooker suffered a fracture to his forearm in yesterday's 22-24 defeat to the All Blacks.

Best, who was among the tryscorers for Ireland, was substituted before half-time clutching his right arm in pain.

The hooker will see a specialist in Belfast today to determine the severity of the injury.

There was also bad news for Iain Henderson who suffered a hamstring injury during Ulster's impressive win over Edinburgh on Friday night. The utility forward will undergo a MRI scan today.

Ulster will also be without barnstorming back-row Nick Williams for four to six weeks after the Kiwi suffered a clf injury in training last week.

Lewis Stevenson is out for six weeks with medial knee ligamenet injury while while Ian Porter will be out fora fortnight with after irritating his AC joint.

Michael Allen was concussed in Friday's win over Edinburgh and will follow return-to- play protocols.

This injury crisis for Mark Anscombe's men comes a week after Stuart Olding was ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.

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