# Under the knife

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# Under the knife
McGoldrick ruled out for the season with promotion-chasing Sheffield United
The former Ireland striker is not expected to play again this term due to a thigh injury that requires surgery.
# Under the knife
Dan Leavy ruled out for 'at least two months' in latest cruel injury blow
Two Leinster players are currently in isolation due to Covid-19, while Sunday’s opponents Montpellier have reported three new cases.
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# Under the knife
Liverpool expect Elliott to return this season after successful ankle surgery
The 18-year-old was carried off on a stretcher at Elland Road on Sunday.
# Sidelined
Leicester striker Vardy to undergo hernia operation
Brendan Rodgers says the Foxes’ star forward will be out for ‘a few weeks’.
# Under the knife
Tiger Woods facing another spell out after undergoing fifth back operation
The 45-year-old will miss the Farmers Insurance Open and the Genesis Invitational.
# Under the knife
18-year-old Barcelona star set to be ruled out for four months
Ansu Fati underwent surgery on his knee injury on Monday.
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Southampton striker Ings set for knee surgery, ruling him out for up to six weeks
The England international has made himself indispensable to the Saints under Ralph Hasenhuttl.
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Cruel setback for Ulster's Will Addison as he's ruled out for several months
Meanwhile, Tom O’Toole has been sidelined for several weeks with an ankle issue.
# Under the knife
Time is on the side of 'grateful' Mustaki thanks to fast-tracked ACL surgery
The Charlton Athletic player looks set to miss far less football than she anticipated at first.
# Under the knife
Munster confirm 'gutted' Joey Carbery will miss entire Six Nations
‘He’ll be back, he’s a class man and a brilliant rugby player,’ said head coach Johann van Graan.
# Under the knife
Ulster pair McGrath and Carter to undergo surgery
Rob Lyttle and Marcus Rea are also set for spells on the sidelines, while Billy Burns has signed a contract extension with the province.
# Under the knife
Setback for Man City as key defender Laporte undergoes knee surgery
The French centre-back has damaged cartilage meaning he is set for a spell on the sidelines.
# Under the knife
Blow for Man Utd as Bailly to miss 'four to five months' with knee injury
The defender may not play again this year for Manchester United after undergoing surgery
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World Cup worry for England as Vunipola ruled out for at least three months
The 28-year-old loosehead picked up a hamstring injury against Leinster last weekend.
# Under the knife
'The doctor said, 'You're going to be hit by a bus here'' - Monaghan star's six-hour open-heart surgery
21-year-old midfielder Niall Kearns chats to The42 about his recent operation and the long road to recovery.
# Under the knife
Andy Murray undergoes hip surgery as tennis career hangs in the balance
‘Feeling a bit battered and bruised just now but hopefully that will be the end of my hip pain.’
# Under the knife
Mayo captain on comeback trail after undergoing surgery on his knee
Cillian O’Connor is expected to back in action in the coming weeks.
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MacGinty to miss clash with Connacht and November Tests after shoulder surgery
Sale Sharks say the out-half developed the issue on international duty with the USA during the summer.
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Blow for Wasps and England as Launchbury ruled out for 12 weeks
The second row has been ruled out of the November internationals after undergoing knee surgery.
# Under the knife
Another injury blow for Mayo as O'Shea facing ten weeks out of action
Seamus O’Shea is facing into a spell on the sidelines after undergoing surgery on his shoulder.
# Update
Dublin star Brogan undergoes surgery on career-threatening cruciate injury
Dublin GAA have released an update on his recovery.
# Under the knife
Blow for Lacazette as Arsenal striker undergoes knee surgery
The France international has struggled to hit top form in recent weeks and is now set for spell on the sidelines.
# Under the knife
Further injury setback for Walters as Irish striker's future up in the air again
The 34-year-old was reportedly the subject of interest from Sunderland, but now faces another two months out.
# Under the knife
Sean O'Brien a doubt for Six Nations following hip operation
The Leinster flanker has suffered a setback in his comeback from the injury.
# Under the knife
Piutau undergoes ankle surgery and is ruled out of Barbarians clash
Stuart Olding and Wiehahn Herbst have also had operations and are out of the game next month.
# Under the knife
All Black Jerome Kaino to undergo minor knee surgery in bid to be fit for Lions
The blindside probably won’t be fit until June.
# Injury news
England flanker Robshaw ruled out of Six Nations defence with shoulder injury
The Harlequins player will be sidelined for three months.
# Under the knife
Billy Vunipola in doubt for Six Nations after undergoing knee surgery
The bruising number eight tore cartilage during the win against Argentina.
# Under the knife
Bad news for Roscommon as key defender likely to miss rest of 2016 season
No Neil Collins for Sunday’s Connacht final against Galway.
# take a knee
Summer tour in doubt for Simon Zebo after keyhole surgery
Joe Schmidt’s two favoured fullbacks are nursing knocks at present.
# Under the knife
Van der Flier to miss South Africa tour after season-ending surgery
The 23-year-old had an ankle operation yesterday.
# Looking Forward
McIlroy believes surgery will make him even better
Northern Irishman has gone under the knife and expects it will take his game to a new level.
# Under the knife
Arsenal's title challenge dented as Cazorla ruled out until March
Spaniard has surgery on ruptured knee ligament.
# Under the knife
Leinster back row Conan ruled out for up to 10 weeks
The number eight broke a bone in his foot in training this week.
# Under the knife
Bad news for anyone still hoping to see Tiger Woods get back to his best
Second back surgery rules Woods out of action until early 2016.
# Under the knife
Training ground injury rules one of Chelsea's key players out for lengthy period
Thibaut Courtois undergoes knee surgery today.
# Under the knife
Relief for Cork's Alan O'Connor as he avoids cruciate injury but still needs knee surgery
O’Connor suffered the injury against Kildare last Saturday night.
# Under the knife
One of the best back rows in the game may miss the Rugby World Cup
South Africa’s Duane Vermeulen will have surgery on a neck injury.
# Luke Fitz
'I buried a nice shot on Dougie Howlett and broke the shoulder internally'
Luke Fitzgerald is on the comeback trail but expects to be fit for Ireland’s World Cup warm-ups.
# Under the knife
Bad news for Leinster and Ireland as Sean Cronin's season is over
Ireland coach Joe Schmidt won’t be too pleased with this news either.