Ireland fly-half Joey Carbery has suffered a fractured wrist and could be sidelined for up to two months, making him a doubt for the start of the 2018 Six Nations.
The Irish Rugby Football Union has confirmed this afternoon that the playmaker’s injury – picked up during Saturday’s 23-20 win over Fiji – as a wrist fracture, not an arm problem as first assumed.
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As a result, the 22-year-old will miss Saturday’s autumn Test against Argentina in Dublin, opening the door for Munster’s Ian Keatley to understudy for frontline fly-half Johnny Sexton.
“Joey Carbery suffered a fractured wrist and has been ruled out of the remaining fixture of the series,” the IRFU confirmed in a statement.
Carbery impressed with ball in hand in Saturday’s edgy win over Fiji, where Ireland made 13 changes from their record 38-3 victory over South Africa.