5 Dec, 14:49
The Ireland Under-19 squad to face Australia Schools at Ravenhill on Saturday week (December 14) has been announced.
It showed damage to a tendon and the thumb has been put in plaster. It will be removed on Tuesday next when a decision will be taken as to his availability for consideration to play against Italy in the RBS Six Nations championship at Lansdowne Road on Saturday week.
Irish coach Eddie O'Sullivan remains optimistic about Stringer's prospects, saying: The prognosis is good. The plaster is to immobilise the thumb and give it a better chance of recovery. We remain hopeful he will be fit to play.