Ireland’s Robbie Henshaw has had to withdraw from the upcoming two test series in Argentina because of injury.
The twenty year old Connacht player, who can play as an inside or centre, has had to leave training camp as a result of a hand ligament injury. The injury, which was sustained earlier in the season, had not hindered his ability to train or play in games for his Province.
However, an aggression of the injury means that he will have to go under the knife to repair the damage. As of yet, no replacement has been called up to take Henshaw’s place in the camp.
Although his youth ensures he has plenty of tests in an Ireland shirt ahead of him yet, the injury is a blow to both player and country. With Brian O’Driscoll now retired and Ulster centre Jared Payne not yet eligible to play for the country, Henshaw had been tipped as a potential replacement. The two tests seen as ideal preparation for a player who will at some point have to don the now iconic number thirteen jersey of Ireland.
Henshaw joins Ulster’s Paddy Jackson (back) and Leinster’s Dave Kearney (knee) on the list of players to miss the tour through injury.