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The season is over for Fergus McFadden and Kane Douglas

Leinster duo set for surgery which will rule them out for two and three months respectively.

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FERGUS MCFADDEN AND Kane Douglas have been ruled out for the rest of Leinster’s season.

The province confirmed that both players will go under the knife for surgery this week and miss the final matches of the Pro12 campaign.

McFadden fractured his right thumb in the second half of Sunday’s heartbreaking Champions Cup defeat against Toulon.

He is due to have surgery on Wednesday morning and is expected to be out of action for eight weeks.

The prognosis is even worse for Douglas who will miss up to three months while he recovers from surgery on a back injury.

Forwards coach Leo Cullen said last week that the Australian second row was being monitored on a week-to-week basis. Douglas met with a specialist last week who diagnosed a back issue which will be operated on this Thursday.

Shane Jennings (concussion) and Tom Denton (bicep) are both due to be assessed later in the week ahead of Friday’s interpro against Ulster.

Meanwhile there was good news concerning Kevin McLaughlin (shoulder) who will take part in further contact sessions this week and is expected to return to the squad before the end of the season.

Connacht’s injury crisis isn’t getting any better, they’ve sent 3 players for surgery this week

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