Leg fracture blow for Bowe

Date published: March 13 2017

The Ireland staff have confirmed that wing Tommy Bowe sustained a leg fracture in his side’s loss to Wales over the weekend.

The flyer went off in the dying minutes of the game after just being brought on in Ireland’s 22-9 loss to Wales on Friday.

According to The 42 the winger fractured his leg and has returned to Ulster to see a specialist about the injury and was replaced by Leinster player Fergus McFadden in the squad.

There is some good news for Ireland as Conor Murray has been cleared to play in their ultimate fixture against England this weekend after going off in the 46th minute.

Ireland team manager Paul Dean confirmed after explaining why they kept Murray on the field after looking worse for wear.

“He’s responded well to treatment,” Dean told The 42.

“Well, you have to give the player every opportunity to continue and Conor is such a good guy, such a valuable asset to us we needed to allow him to stay on as long as possible to try to overcome it.

“As it happened, he wasn’t comfortable enough to continue so the best thing to do was to take him off.

“Unfortunately, a stinger injury is a peculiar injury, it’s kind of a numbness that happens on the pitch.

“You recover quite quickly, all going well. Iain Henderson had a bad one against France but he recovered very, very quickly and he was able to stay.

“With Conor, he’s such a very, very good player, we gave Conor as much opportunity as we could to recover from the stinger. But as you all saw, he didn’t recover completely and we had to take him off, but he’s fine.”