Munster confirm Ireland centre Chris Farrell needs knee op

  • Chris Farrell will miss the rest of the Six Nations with a knee injury
  • Farrell won man of the match for his performance in Ireland’s win over Wales
  • Ireland are already without star centre duo Jared Payne and Robbie Henshaw 

Ciaran Kennedy For The Irish Daily Mail

Munster have confirmed that Chris Farrell has been ruled out for the remainder of the season due to the ACL injury he sustained at an Ireland training session on Tuesday.

While Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt initially stated that the player was fine following that session, the IRFU later revealed it was ‘unlikely’ that he would play any further part in the Six Nations.

And Munster have confirmed that the centre will undergo surgery on the problem and is set for an extended spell on the sidelines. 

Munster have confirmed that Chris Farrell has been ruled out for the remainder of the season

Munster have confirmed that Chris Farrell has been ruled out for the remainder of the season

Munster have confirmed that Chris Farrell has been ruled out for the remainder of the season

It’s a massive blow for the province ahead of their Champions Cup quarter-final against Toulon on March 31.

Farrell was man of the match in his Six Nations debut against Wales last Saturday, and Schmidt now looks set to bring in Leinster’s Garry Ringrose for the remaining two games against Scotland and England.

Ringrose has only just returned from an ankle problem, and played no rugby until December after surgery on a shoulder issue.

Joe Schmidt has been forced into yet more midfield changes after Farrell's injury

Joe Schmidt has been forced into yet more midfield changes after Farrell's injury

Joe Schmidt has been forced into yet more midfield changes after Farrell’s injury

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