Signs don't look good for Tuohy

Date published: September 20 2014

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Ulster are facing up to losing second row Dan Tuohy for a substantial amount of time after his injury on Friday in Cardiff.

Ulster are facing up to losing second row Dan Tuohy for a substantial amount of time after his injury on Friday in Cardiff.

The lock left the field clutching his wrist after scoring his third try in as many Pro12 matches this season for the Irish province in their win over Cardiff Blues.

Tuohy is believed to have fractured his forearm, meaning Ulster could be without him for some time.

The 29-year-old has made over 100 appearances for Ulster since joining in 2009, along with winning nine caps for Ireland.

“Dan has been immense for us so far this season and has become our top try scorer,” Ulster defence coach Jonny Bell told the Irish Times.

“The injury is in the same arm in which he had a plate inserted following a previous injury and it doesn't look good,” explained Bell.

“We don't want to pre-empt what might happen, but it looks as though he has broken it again. The good thing for us is that we have strength in depth in almost every position this season.

“It will be a huge blow for us if we do lose Dan, but the way the side played in beating a very competitive Cardiff Blues side we are moving in the right direction. They really took it to us and threw their big ball carriers at us, but the defence was magnificent.

“The game was won by our forwards. The set-pieces were rock solid and our driving line-out worked a treat.”

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