Reports have it that the winger of the Ireland rugby team (better known as Ulster), the 28-year-old Tommy Bowe will have to undergo a knee surgery at the end of the week. He had his knee busted on Saturday evening when his team was playing against the Northampton Saints and it had been 77 minutes after the match took off.
He was quickly taken away from the field fearing his injury was too serious to be treated with a cramp-relieving spray. And it actually turned out to be the truth. From the team’s reports, it was confirmed that he had “sustained significant lateral ligament damage to his right knee”.
Now due to his absence, the team is under quite a lot of pressure before the Six Nations fight. It is not possible for the Ireland rugby team to set the stipulated date when he will make it back because it all depends on the recovering capacity of the individuals and the doctor’s advice.
Although Mark Anscombe, the coach of the Ireland Rugby Team, is at a loss of words about Six Nations campaign that has been scheduled against Wales on the 2nd of February but he is hopeful that the team can do well in January for their final two Pool matches of the Heineken Cup in January without the British & Irish Lions Test winger.
If not the injury, the Ireland Rugby Team would have been at peace for the northern hemisphere title challenge as he was in his top form before the mishap. Now Declan Kidney, the manager of the team is almost into a nail-biting situation because nobody knows when Bowe can fully recover to the extent needed in the rugby matches. Added to his distress are Dan Tuohy and Paddy Jackson who have also suffered calf injuries and dead-leg situation respectively whilst a match was on.