Healy cut down by ankle injury

Fri, 13 Dec 2013 06:25
Large cianhealytraining

Ireland prop Cian Healy looks set to miss the start of next year's Six Nations tournament after undergoing surgery on an ankle injury.

 

Ireland prop Cian Healy looks set to miss the start of next year's Six Nations tournament after undergoing surgery on an ankle injury.

The problem forced Healy to withdraw from Leinster's starting line-up shortly before kick-off of last weekend's European Cup win over Northampton and he had already been declared unfit for Saturday's return fixture in Dublin.

Leinster have now revealed Healy had the operation on his right ankle on Wednesday and isn't expected to be fully fit for up to eight weeks.

The 26-year-old will likely miss Ireland's opening Six Nations fixtures in Dublin against Scotland on February 2 and Wales on February 8, although he could be fit in time to face England at Twickenham on February 22.

"Cian had ankle surgery on Wednesday so he's unavailable for about eight weeks. He's doing good but he won't play for a while," Leinster coach Matt O'Connor said on Thursday.

Healy had surgery on his left ankle earlier this year to correct an injury sustained on the British and Irish Lions tour to Australia and has made just four appearances for Leinster this season.

AFP

There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Fri, 26 August 2016
Golden Lions v Boland 15h00 Johannesburg
Pumas v Griquas 17h10 Kimberley
Sat, 27 August 2016
New Zealand v Australia 07h35 Wellington
EP Kings v Western Province 14h00 Port Elizabeth
Sharks v Blue Bulls 16h10 Durban
Argentina v South Africa 17h40 Salta
RESULT SCORE
Sat, 20 August 2016
South Africa v Argentina 30 | 23
Golden Lions v Griquas 24 | 30
Australia v New Zealand 8 | 42
Fri, 19 August 2016
Blue Bulls v EP Kings 49 | 35
Western Province v Free State Cheetahs 25 | 32
Boland v Sharks 20 | 41
Sat, 13 August 2016
Free State Cheetahs v Blue Bulls 43 | 20
Golden Lions v Pumas 68 | 26
Fri, 12 August 2016
Sharks v Griquas 46 | 24
EP Kings v Boland 10 | 28
Sat, 06 August 2016
Boland v Free State Cheetahs 16 | 44
Hurricanes v Lions 20 | 3
Fri, 05 August 2016
Pumas v Sharks 10 | 33
Blue Bulls v Western Province 45 | 26
Sat, 30 July 2016
Lions v Highlanders 42 | 30
SIX NATIONS
MORE LOGS
Team P W D L Pts
England 5 5 0 132 10
Wales 5 3 1 1 7
Ireland 5 2 1 2 5
Scotland 5 2 0 3 4
France 5 2 0 3 4
Italy 5 0 0 5 0
RELATED ARTICLES