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Dublin: 4°C Tuesday 26 January 2021

Ulster left counting the cost of Pro12 victory over Edinburgh

The province’s injury report makes for pretty grim reading.

Iain Henderson goes off injured on Friday.
Iain Henderson goes off injured on Friday.
Image: Presseye/Matt Mackey/INPHO

ULSTER HAVE PAID a heavy price for their Pro12 victory over Edinburgh on Friday evening with today’s injury report making for grim reading.

Dan Tuohy has been ruled out for two months after fracturing his right ankle and suffering ligament in the 14-7 victory at Kingspan victory.

The Irish lock missed large swathes of 2014 as well ast the 2015 Six Nations through injury and will know tomorrow whether surgery was required.

There was also bad news for Tuohy’s fellow Irish international Iain Henderson who suffered a ‘significant’ hamstring tear in his left leg. Like Tuohy, Henderson will meet with a surgeon to discuss the extent of the injury and a possible return date.

Peter Nelson, however, is definitely out of the season having dislocated his left midfoot on Friday. He was admitted into the Ulster Independent Clinic after the match and is now at home and will have scheduled surgery when the swelling subsides.

There was some slight good news for Ulster when it came to Darren Cave who suffered an AC joint injury in his right shoulder.

No surgery is required for Cave who is initially ruled out for two games while Roger Wilson — whose back spasm saw him withdrawn form the matchday squad – is expected to be available for selection for the match against Toulouse this Friday.

Connacht lose Quinn Roux for three months, Darragh Leader for two and the list goes on and on…

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