February 12, 2018 / 3:13 PM / 9 months ago

Rugby union - Injured Henshaw to miss rest of Six Nations

Rugby Union - Six Nations Championship - Ireland vs Italy - Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Republic of Ireland - February 10, 2018 Ireland’s Robbie Henshaw walks off after sustaining an injury scoring the fifth try REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland centre Robbie Henshaw will miss the rest of the Six Nations after injuring his shoulder in the 56-19 win over Italy in Dublin on Saturday.

Henshaw left the pitch with his shoulder in a sling after picking up the injury when he landed awkwardly while scoring his second try.

The Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) said in a statement that the player had undergone a procedure on his shoulder and had been ruled out of the remaining three matches of the campaign.

Prop Tadhg Furlong, who suffered a minor hamstring injury against Italy, underwent a scan but was expected to be fit for the game against Wales in Dublin on Feb. 24.

Henshaw’s absence is a big loss for Ireland who are already without Garry Ringrose, who is making good progress in his recovery from an ankle injury and not far off a return, in midfield.

Ireland are level on points with holders England at the top of the Six Nations standings after wins over France and Italy.

Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Christian Radnedge

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