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Bowe Joins Ulster’s Injury List

Bowe Joins Ulster’s Injury List

Following the international matches and last weekend’s RaboDirect PRO12 game against Zebre, there are a number of injuries within the Ulster squad.

Tommy Bowe suffered a groin injury while on international duty with Ireland. A scan today (Tuesday) revealed that he has suffered a muscle tear and that he will be out of rugby for between four and six weeks.

Rob Herring sustained a stinger in the win over Zebre in Parma. He returned to limited training yesterday and is expected to fully reintegrate later this week.

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Back rower Mike McComish sustained a direct blow to his hip joint on Saturday; he trained today.

Paddy Wallace has returned to full training following the ACL injury that he sustained in February. He will be available for selection for Saturday’s Heineken Cup round 3 clash with Benetton Treviso.

Meanwhile, the province’s captain Johann Muller has returned to training and will be available for the Ravenhill match against the Italians.

Jared Payne continues his recovery from a groin injury. He will be assessed later in the week with a view to his participation against Treviso.

Scrum half Ian Porter has returned to training this week and it is hoped that he will be available for selection at the weekend.

Prop Paddy McAllister reaggravated a hamstring injury playing for his club Ballynahinch in the Ulster Bank League. A scan yesterday revealed that he sustained a small tear. He will be out of rugby for between four and six weeks.