This morning, RTÉ’s Darren Frehill reported via Twitter that Leinster centre Garry Ringrose could be out of action until Christmas due to a shoulder injury that he suffered prior to Ireland’s summer tour in the USA and Japan.
Hearing Garry Ringrose sidelined with shoulder injury until Christmas. Interesting pic on his Instagram. Hurt it before summer tour! pic.twitter.com/ckOa4fvgif
— Darren Frehill (@Darrenfrehill) July 10, 2017
The Irish Independent subsequently learned from sources that Ringrose underwent surgery to repair his injured shoulder on Monday and that he would likely spend “at least three months” on the sidelines.
In the last hour, Leinster Rugby have indeed confirmed the veracity of these stories, stating that the surgery was an attempt to “address an ongoing issue” and that Ringrose’s recovery should take “4-5 months”.
Despite carrying an injury into the tour, Ringrose acquitted himself admirably, scoring tries in both Tests against Japan and nailing this astounding conversion against ‘The Eagles’.
— eir Sport (@eirSport) June 10, 2017
The injury means that Ringrose will miss Ireland’s November Test matches against South Africa, Fiji and Argentina at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin barring a very speedy recovery.