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10th Oct 2020

Jordan Larmour a major doubt for Six Nations after bad arm injury

Patrick McCarry

Jordan Larmour

The Leinster star left the field of play after 48 minutes.

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell may have to do without Jordan Larmour for the 2020 Guinness Six Nations and the Autumn Nations after he sustained a bad injury against Benetton Treviso.

Larmour was injured, minutes into the second half, when executing a tackle. He slumped to the ground and was in obvious pain before play was stopped so he could receive treatment.

The Leinster medics rushed on to assist the 23-year-old but it was immediately clear that he was in a bad way. Larmour grimaced as his arm was assessed and it looks to be a shoulder dislocation that ended his second outing of the season. He was replaced by Jimmy O’Brien for the final 30 minutes.

Larmour was named in Farrell’s Ireland squad for the upcoming Six Nations games against Italy and France [on October 24 and 31] but he is unlikely to feature in either game.

Following the game, Leinster head coach Leo Cullen provided an update on Larmour. “He’s taken a pretty heavy bang to his shoulder. We’ll get him assessed. You could see he was in a fair bit of discomfort and stayed down for a while. Don’t know the full extent of it yet, but we’ll get him scanned and checked when we get back, and will see the extent of that then.”

The 24-times capped international was favourite to retain the No.15 jersey for those games, but Farrell may now opt to give Munster’s Andrew Conway that fullback role. The uncapped Hugo Keenan and Shane Daly are other fullback options, as is Ulster’s Jacob Stockdale.

Larmour left the fray with Leinster leading 20-18 at Stadio di Mongio and engaged in another tough battle against the Italian outfit. They finished strong, however, and secured a tryscoring bonus point in the final quarter.