Ulster Rugby winger Tommy Bowe is set to be on the sidelines until November due to a wrist injury he sustained on duty with The Lions.
Bowe is having exploratory surgery this afternoon to determine the extent of the injury to the wrist he broke in the Lions’ warm-up match against Queensland Reds.
It had appeared that Bowe had made a speedy recovery to play against Australia in the second and third games, but todays tests look set to reveal that it may be still damaged and could need surgery.
He is now expected to miss the Heineken Cup pool matches against Leicester Tigers and Montpellier in October and will be in a race against time to play for Ireland in the November internationals.
It has been a bad year for Bowe with injury as he only played 13 games for Ulster last season.