Garry Ringrose will miss Ireland’s opening Six Nations game against France in Paris on February 3rd and the following’s weeks clash with Italy at the Aviva Stadium thanks to an injury he picked up in Leinster’s 38-7 Pro14 win over Ulster at the RDS on Saturday.
Ringrose was forced to come off an hour into the game thanks to an ankle injury that has since been diagnosed as syndesmosis and he is facing roughly six weeks on the sidelines as a result(via the Irish Independent). Ringrose had only just returned to action in December after five months out recovering from shoulder surgery.
As well as missing the opening two fixtures of Ireland’s Six Nations campaign, the talented centre will also miss Leinster’s last two games in the pool stages of the Champion’s Cup. Leo Cullen’s side sits in a comfortable position atop Pool 3, however, five points ahead of nearest rivals Montpellier in second.
They will round out their campaign with clashes against Glasgow at the RDS this weekend and a visit to the Altrad Stadium to face Montpellier on the 20th of January.