Fresh from Leinster confirming that Sean O’Brien would be out for 8 to 12 weeks after surgery on an arm injury he picked up against Argentina and Robbie Henshaw facing a 4 to 6 week absence because of a hamstring problem, Connacht have revealed that their star scrum half has been forced to go under the knife.
In a statement Connacht said “Kieran Marmion will undergo surgery this week on an ankle injury and will be out of action until February”.
— Connacht Rugby (@connachtrugby) November 20, 2018
Marmion’s performances for Ireland during the November internationals has seen him jump up 17 places in RPI rankings for the world’s best scrum halves.
He is line to play against Zebre in the PRO14 on Sunday.
Marmion is not the only person to pick up a knock from the All Blacks win, the IRFU said that Man of the Match Peter O’Mahony suffered a dead leg, with his training load to be managed accordingly this week.
Watch: Ireland coach Joe Schmidt and captain Rory Best react to win over All Blacks
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