Wallace out for at “least” 6 months

Updated: August 30, 2011

Ireland and Munster flanker David Wallace looks set to be out of action for at least six months following the knee injury that ended his World Cup dream.

The 35-year-old suffered serious ligament damage following tackle by England centre Manu Tuilagi during Ireland’s 20-9 warm-up defeat at Aviva Stadium on Saturday.

Wallace underwent surgery on the injury in Dublin on Sunday night and has been replaced in the Ireland squad by Leinster’s Shane Jennings.

A statement on Munster official website, confirmed that Wallace “faces a long period out of the game ” and “is expected to be sidelined for at least six months”.
The loss of Wallace is a big blow to Ireland and Munster with the player not only missing out on the World cup but also the pool stages of the Heineken cup as well as a large portion on Munster defences of their PRO 12 crown.

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