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Injury setback for Ulster and Ireland as Stuart McCloskey sidelined

Foot injury places centre in doubt for November internationals.

McCloskey in action against Glasgow: foot injury forced him off after 14 minutes.
McCloskey in action against Glasgow: foot injury forced him off after 14 minutes.
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ULSTER CENTRE STUART McCloskey is set to be out of action for at least four weeks and now faces a race to be fit for the November internationals.

McCloskey hobbled off with a foot injury during the early stages of Ulster’s Pro12 win in Glasgow.

The province confirmed today that he will miss “a minimum of four weeks,” BBC report, while centres Stuart Olding (groin) and Luke Marshall (head) are also ruled out of Saturday’s game against the Ospreys.

That recovery timeline would put McCloskey in line to return to action at the end of October, just a week before Ireland travel to Chicago to face New Zealand in the first of four November Tests.

The 24-year-old won his first senior international cap during the 2016 Six Nations.

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