Injury Blow For Ireland As Star Set To Miss The Entire Six Nations

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Hooker Sean Cronin looks likely to miss the entirety of Ireland’s Six Nations campaign.

The Limerick native picked up a hamstring injury while playing for Leinster and the province have now confirmed that he will be out of action for up to 10 weeks.

Cronin went of injured in his side’s comprehensive 70-6 Pro12 victory over Zebre on 6 January and it was thought that he had only suffered a hamstring strain.

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However a scan has shown that the injury is much worse than initially feared and confirmed that he has suffered a high-grade hamstring tear, ruling him out of action for up to ten weeks.

Leinster’s James Treacy has looked impressive for the province, as has Munster’s Niall Scannell, with both likely options for the tournament as cover for captain Rory Best.