Kieran Marmion set for surgery on ankle

Kieran Marmion impressed against New Zealand on Saturday despite carrying an ankle injury into the game.

Connacht Rugby have released a statement that Kiernan Marmion will be out of action until February.

Kieran Marmion will undergo surgery this week on an ankle injury and will be out of action until February.

This will be a big blow to the westerners but also has to be a worry for Joe Schmidt with Marmion likely to get very little game time before the start of the six nations.

Ireland’s Six Nations campaign begins at home against England on 2 February.

“He was brilliant against New Zealand, he suffered that foot and ankle injury in the first 45 seconds of the Ulster match and that has hampered him since then. He is a tough man and he managed to get through a few games but the bottom line is that there is an underlying issue there. said Connacht coach Andy Friend.

In other news Paul Boyle (shoulder), Cillian Gallagher (head), Matt Healy (foot), David Heffernan (ankle), Eoghan Masterson (thumb) and Peter McCabe (head) have all returned to full team training. Boyle, Healy and Mccabe have all travelled as part of the squad to South Africa.

Injured players
Kieran Marmion will undergo surgery this week on an ankle injury and will be out of action until February.

Conan O’Donnell has undergone surgery on a hand injury he sustained in the Dragons game and will be out of action until December.

There are no new updates on Eoin McKeon (shoulder), Craig Ronaldson (knee) and Conor McKeon (shoulder) all of whom are on the longer term injury list.

 

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