Two more weeks out for Henshaw

Date published: January 12 2016

Connacht centre Robbie Henshaw head up

Connacht and Ireland centre Robbie Henshaw is expected to miss another two weeks of action due to a hand injury that hasn't yet healed.

The 22-year-old has been out since late November when he suffered the injury against Munster, with Connacht giving an update on Tuesday.

"Last week's CT scan showed that Robbie Henshaw's hand fracture was not fully healed. The surgeon has advised another 1-2 weeks before the Ireland international returns to match action," read a statement on Connacht's website, which also offered news on several other players.

"Openside flanker Nepia Fox-Matamua’s surgery last week on his ruptured ACL was successful and the New Zealander is expected to be fit for pre-season 2016/17."

It continued: "Following an X-ray on Monday, it was confirmed that second-row Andrew Browne suffered an A/C fracture in the opening half of Sunday's game. The Galway man is facing 4 to 6 weeks on the sidelines."

Available to return to action this week in their Challenge Cup visit to Brive will be loosehead prop Denis Buckley, number eight Eoin McKeon and wing or full-back Darragh Leader.

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