Injury Update: 07-12-15

Iain Henderson

Iain Henderson suffered a “significant hamstring tear” in Ulster’s win over Edinburgh

Ulster Rugby have released an injury update after their game with Edinburgh Rugby on Friday night headlined by the news that flanker Iain Henderson has suffered a significant hamstring tear.

Henderson suffered the tear in his left leg and will be reviewed by a surgeon, after which the prognosis and length of time he will be sidelined for will become clearer.

There is also bad news for full-back Peter Nelson who dislocated his left midfoot during the game and will be out for the rest of the season with the injury.

Nelson had it relocated at the ground on Friday night and then spent the night at the Ulster Independent Clinic. He is now at home and will have surgery on the foot when the swelling subsides.

Second row Dan Tuohy will also be absent for two months with a fractured ankle and ligament damage. Tuohy will be reviewed by a surgeon and it will be decided if he needs surgery on the injury.

Centre Darren Cave will miss the double header against Toulouse with an AC joint injury in his right shoulder. He will be managed on an ongoing basis but will miss at least the next two games with the injury.

However there is some good news with number eight Roger Wilson passed fit for Friday’s match against Toulouse. Wilson withdrew from the Edinburgh game with back spasms but he has recovered well and is available for selection.