Injury concern for Ulster and Ireland wing Tommy Bowe

Last Updated: 17/12/12 7:23am

  • Share:
Tommy Bowe: Ulster wing may face lengthy lay-off with knee injury

Tommy Bowe: Ulster wing may face lengthy lay-off with knee injury

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Ulster and Ireland wing Tommy Bowe could miss the Six Nations after suffering a knee injury during Saturday's Heineken Cup defeat to Northampton at Ravenhill.

The 28-year-old has sustained significant lateral ligament damage to his right knee and will undergo surgery in the next few days to repair the damage.

Bowe, a leading contender for the Lions squad, was hurt when he landed awkwardly following an attempted tackle by Jamie Elliott in the closing stages of the game.

An Ulster statement read: "At this stage it is not possible to put a timescale on how long his recovery period will be.

"A further update on this will be issued following the surgery, when the full extent of the injury will be known."

Bowe later tweeted: "Thanks to everyone for the messages. Will have surgery this week on my knee, it's not as bad as I feared so hopefully be back soon."

Ireland kick off this season's Six Nations tournament against defending champions Wales in Cardiff on 2 February.

Ulster second row Dan Tuohy suffered a calf injury against the Saints and will be assessed on Monday morning, along with fly-half Paddy Jackson, who sustained a dead leg midway through the second half.

  • Share:


Heineken Cup Round 4

John Mitchell: French mauling for Sale Sharks boss

Mitchell: What we deserved

John Mitchell admitted Sale had not been good enough after they slumped to a 62-0 Heineken Cup defeat at Toulon.

Brad Barritt of Saracens steps inside Conor Murray of Munster

McCall: A coming of age for us

Saracens boss Mark McCall paid tribute to his side after they claimed a crucial 19-13 Heineken Cup victory over Munster.

Saracens scrum-half Richard Wigglesworth spins out a pass

Gutsy win puts Sarries on top

Saracens moved to the top of Heineken Cup Pool 1 after battling to a 19-13 victory over Munster at Vicarage Road.

Most Popular


Rivalry renewed

Rivalry renewed

Tommy Bowe says Ulster are ready for the new season and driven by their rivalry with Leinster.

Try of the week

Try of the week

Watch five of the best tries from around the world of rugby union - and then vote for your favourite.

Ultimate Top 14 Guide

Ultimate Top 14 Guide

Sky Sports brings you all you need to know about French rugby and the 2014-15 Top 14 season.