Sexton faces race against time for Six Nations
INJURY UPDATE: Ireland and Leinster flyhalf Johnny Sexton is set to undergo surgery after suffering a cheekbone injury.
The 37-year-old Sexton sustained the injury during Leinster’s victory over Connacht in the United Rugby Championship Round 11 clash last weekend.
The star has now been ruled out for this weekend’s URC match against Ospreys.
The injury could also see the star miss the start of Ireland’s Six Nations campaign.
The No.1 side will open their Six Nations tournament against Wales on February 4.
“Johnny Sexton suffered a cheekbone injury during the game against Connacht Rugby and will have a procedure on Tuesday and will be further assessed then.” Leinster’s official statement stated on Tuesday.
The Irish side also confirmed that Luke McGrath and Max Deegan will be unavailable for the Ospreys game after both picked up ankle injuries.
Meanwhile, regarding long-term injuries, Leinster revealed that Tadhg Furlong & Will Connors will again look to step up their rehabilitation programmes for ankle and bicep injuries respectively.