Bad News For Ireland As Jordan Larmour Picks Up Very Serious Looking Injury
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Head coach Andy Farrell looks set to have a major selection problem at fullback for Ireland’s remaining Six Nations game with Leinster’s Jordan Larmour forced off this evening with what looks to be a serious injury.
The 23-year-old was taken off with 48 minutes on the clock against Benetton and was clearly in quite some pain with what looked to be a suspected dislocated shoulder.
Larmour has been Farrell’s first-choice option at fullback since he took the top job but it now looks like he will be out of action for a number of weeks.
The chances of him playing against Italy or France now look slim with Farrell already without Keith Earls in the back-three, leaving Ireland with some big decisions to make.
Both Jacob Stockdale and Hugo Keenan have played at fifteen for their provinces in recent weeks, while Andrew Conway has also played there in the past for Munster too.
Uncapped fullback Shane Daly was also named in the 35-man Ireland squad this week but you’d imagine Farrell will look to start someone with more experience in such an important position.