Andrew Porter was eliminated from the rest of the Six Nations.
Bobble-head Leinster, who can play on the other side of the crowd, twisted an ankle in last weekend’s win against Italy.
Although medics were confident he could plan a definitive return to action earlier this week, management conceded defeat this morning.
Porter was a key figure in Ireland’s scrum along with Tadhg Furlong and his value was proven when he played all but eight minutes in Paris last month.
Veteran Cian Healy could be next in the starting XI despite not being included in the squad for the game against Italy. Munster’s Dave Kilcoyne is another alternative in an area where coach Andy Farrell is looking for depth.
https://www.independent.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/andrew-porter-to-miss-rest-of-six-nations-with-ankle-injury-41406305.html Andrew Porter misses the rest of Six Nations with an ankle injury