Ireland international Robbie Henshaw will miss the remainder of the Six Nations tournament following a shoulder injury that he sustained during last weekend's clash against Italy.
Henshaw, who was the architect of Ireland's 56-19 win over Italy suffered the blow when he scored his second try at the start of the second half and was replaced immediately. He received oxygen on the field and departed with his right arm in a sling.
Meanwhile, Joe Schmidt will be desperately hoping for Tadhg Furlong and Jack Conan to recover in time from hamstring and shoulder injuries before they face Wales at Aviva Stadium on 24th February.
“Robbie Henshaw, who suffered a shoulder injury, has undergone a procedure this morning on the injured shoulder and has been ruled out of the remainder of the Championship,” read the IRFU statement.
“Tadhg Furlong, underwent a scan that revealed a minor hamstring injury but is expected to be fit for the Wales game.
"Jack Conan took a bang on his shoulder but is expected to be available for selection for Round 3.
“A reduced Ireland squad will assemble for a mini-camp in Athlone on Tuesday as a number of players return to the provinces.
“The 48-hour camp culminates with a sold out open training session at Buccaneers RFC.”
Ireland are currently at the top of the table with nine points after winning both their games.
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