Ireland hooker Sean Cronin out of the Six Nations

  • Sean Cronin is expected to miss the 2017 RBS Six Nations
  • The Ireland hooker sustained a serious hamstring injury
  • Cronin will now be out of action for around 10-weeks
Ireland hooker Sean Cronin is expected to miss the 2017 Six Nations after suffering a substantial hamstring injury.

Cronin’s club Leinster said on Monday that the 30-year-old had sustained a high-grade tear which could rule him out for an estimated 10 weeks.

“It’s quite a significant hamstring injury,” assistant coach Stuart Lancaster told The42.ie

 



“It’s a real shame for him as he’s actually playing great rugby but it’s a good opportunity for us to get him right and make sure we don’t get a recurrence of this because it must be hugely frustrating for him.

“He’s got himself into great form and now he’ll miss the Six Nations. He went to push off and accelerate around the corner and saw it go. He’s deeply disappointed but he’ll be back a better player.”


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The news is a blow to Ireland as Cronin was the main cover for skipper Rory Best at hooker. His absence could mean international honours for previously uncapped Niall Scannell or Dave Heffernan.

Ireland’s first Six Nations match is away to Scotland on Saturday, 4 February.

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