Sexton facing spell on the sidelines

Date published: September 2 2014

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Jonathan Sexton will be out of action for at least a month after fracturing his jaw during Racing-Métro's win over Toulon on Saturday.

Jonathan Sexton will be out of action for at least a month after fracturing his jaw in Racing-Métro's win over Toulon on Saturday.

The Ireland international was injured by a late hit from Toulon hooker Craig Burden in the first-half, which saw the South African sin-binned.

Sexton carried on initially but eventually had to be replaced by Johan Goosen ten minutes after the break.

Racing ended up winning the game 17-10 thanks to a try in each half from François van der Merwe and Maxime Machenaud, with Sexton converting the first try before handing over kicking duties to Machenaud.

Sexton will now be out of action for four to six weeks, according to his club, which leaves him fighting to be ready for the opening fixtures of the European Rugby Champions Cup although he should be fit for Ireland's November Tests.

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