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Johnny Sexton Set To Miss Ireland’s Opening Two Six Nations Games

New Ireland head coach Andy Farrell will likely be without Leinster out-half Johnny Sexton for the first two games of next year’s Six Nations against Scotland and Wales.

According to report by Des Barry on Sexton will miss 8-10 weeks of action after suffering a significant medial tear to his right knee.

With the Six Nations campaign getting under way against Scotland in less than six weeks time, it looks likely that Sexton will miss the game in addition to their clash with Wales a week later.

Leinster had confirmed the news that Sexton, having gone off injured against Northampton Saints last weekend, would miss the return game at the Aviva on Saturday.

Farrell now faces a selection headache as he goes into his first Six Nations campaign as Irish head coach, with Joey Carbery also struggling for fitness, although he is expected to return at the end of the month.

Jack Carty is another option for Farrell to look at but he has not been at his best recently with Connacht, meaning it could be an opportunity for Ross Byrne to return to the Irish setup.

Oisin McQueirns

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