Ulster Rugby team news: Tommy Bowe out for up to six weeks

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Updated: December 3, 2013

Ulster Rugby have been dealt a major blow with the news that star winger Tommy Bowe has been ruled until the new year with a groin muscle tear.

The Irish star suffered the injury during the defeat to New Zeland ten day ago, but surprisingly the extent of the injury was not known until today.

He is now set to miss back-to-back fixtures with Treviso in the Heineken Cup, and five RaboDirect Pro12 games, if makes a quick recovery he may feature in the home fixture with Munster on January 3rd.

Rob Herring sustained a stinger in the win over Zebre at the weekend. He returned to limited training yesterday and is expected to fully reintegrate later this week.

Backrow forward, Mike McComish, sustained a direct blow to his hip joint on Saturday. He trained today (Tuesday).

Paddy Wallace has returned to full training following the ACL injury that he sustained in February. He will be available for selection this weekend.

Captain, Johann Muller, has returned to training and will be available for selection this weekend.

Jared Payne continues his recovery from a groin injury. He will be assessed later in the week with a view to his participation against Treviso.

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