Jason Harris-Wright was replaced on the half hour mark during last weekend’s PRO12 clash with Zebre after going down at the Sportsground with a knee injury. An MRI was performed on the 26-year-old hooker yesterday and the medical team for Connacht Rugby yesterday confirmed that he has ruptured the ACL in his right knee. Surgery will be scheduled for later this week but Harris-Wright is likely to be out of action for up to six months.

Commenting on the news, Head Coach Pat Lam said:

“I am so disappointed for Jason because he has just come off a long-term injury. He had got himself into great shape and was playing really well, hence the reason he started last week. It is terrible news for him. But from talking with Jason he knows that he has the best S&C, and medical team to get him back in to the right frame over the coming months. He’ll still be very much part of the team once he begins his rehab.”

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