British & Irish Lions Centre Robbie Henshaw Injured On Tour


Ireland centre Robbie Henshaw has been ruled out of the British and Irish Lions’ fixture against the Sharks on Wednesday because of a ”mild hamstring injury.”

Henshaw started against Japan at Murrayfield last weekend and scored a first-half try in an impressive performance alongside fellow Ireland international, Bundee Aki.

He was left out of the squad for this weekend’s game along with the majority of Lions that started the curtain-raiser against the Brave Blossoms.

The 28-year-old is expected to play a key role in the Test series given his excellent form and thankfully the injury isn’t too serious and he should be available for the game against the Vodacom Bulls on Saturday week.

“Robbie has a very mild hamstring strain which will keep him out of the next game,” a Lions spokesperson said.

England’s Tom Curry is the only member of the original Lions squad not involved in the first two matches of the tour because of a pectoral problem, but the flanker has trained all week and is available to face the Sharks.

“Tom had a bit of an injury when he came in from Sale. He’s training with the guys and was involved today (Friday). We’ll see how he goes over the next few days,” kicking coach Neil Jenkins said.

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