The medical team for the Ireland National Rugby team have released the following update from Ireland Camp at Carton House.

Connacht prop Nathan White suffered a tendon rupture in his upper arm in training at Ireland Camp yesterday and will undergo surgery next week.

It is expected that the 33-year-old will be out of action for a period of up to 16 weeks.

Commenting on the news, Connacht coach Pat Lam said:

“It’s a big blow for Nathan and we’re all extremely disappointed for him. He’d worked really hard, played well and had put himself in a great position. In rugby, as in life, these knocks happen and I know Whitey is gutted but he is the sort of character who will bounce back from this. Certainly, it’s a big loss for Connacht and Irish rugby with someone of his experience and quality going down but he’ll be back.

“In terms of Connacht props, we’re already short with Ronan (Loughney) and Finlay (Bealham) out injured. This week we have young Academy prop Jamie Dever on the bench and are lucky to have Rodney (Ah You) available to us. So over the next few weeks and months, we’ll be calling on all the resources we have left.”



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