Leinster's Te'o sidelined for six weeks after undergoing surgery on broken arm

The centre came off 19 minutes into his debut on Friday night.

Te'o leaving the RDS pitch last Friday.
Te'o leaving the RDS pitch last Friday.
Image: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

LEINSTER CENTRE BEN Te’o is likely to miss around six weeks after undergoing surgery yesterday.

The 27-year-old New Zealander fractured his arm on his Leinster debut in the Guinness Pro12 win over Edinburgh on Friday night and needed an operation, which was successful.

“Leinster Rugby can confirm that as a result of a fractured forearm suffered in the first half of the Guinness PRO12 game against Edinburgh, centre Ben Te’o had an operation yesterday morning.

The operation was a success, however Ben is expected to be sidelined for up to six weeks depending on his recovery.”

Meanwhile, second row Kane Douglas will be assessed by Leinster’s medical team after also being withdrawn in the first half of that game.

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