British and Irish Lions' campaign during the ongoing New Zealand tour have been dealt a major blow after Robbie Henshaw and George North are ruled out of the remaining two Tests due to injuries.
Both the players sustained their injuries during the recently concluded tour game against Hurricanes in Wellington which ended in a 31-31 draw. Henshaw is suffering from a torn pectoral muscle while North sustained a hamstring tear.
A statement released from the Lions confirmed the news on the duo.
"Robbie Henshaw and George North have been ruled out of the rest of the British & Irish Lions Tour due to injuries suffered against the Hurricanes," read the statement.
"Henshaw suffered a torn pectoral muscle and North a hamstring tear. Both will return home this weekend for further treatment."
Both, North and Renshaw failed to find a place in the matchday 23 of the first Test that Lions lost 30-15 in Auckland, even though the Wales international boosted his chance of featuring in the second game following his performance against Hurricanes where he scored try in the 35th minute but now will have to possibly undergo a lengthy rehabilitation period.
The second Test between the two teams kicks-off in Wellington on Saturday with All Blacks having a 1-0 lead.