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# Blow

# Blow
Wales' Halfpenny to miss Ireland Six Nations opener
Liam Williams has been called into starting line-up in his place.
Last week
22nd January 2023 - 28th January 2023
# Blow
England's Elliot Daly ruled out of Six Nations through injury
Versatile back out for 12 weeks.
# Blow
'An overwhelming day' - Three Irish internationals lose manager at Championship leaders
Lily Agg, Hayley Nolan and Rianna Jarrett are among those impacted by the London City Lionesses departure.
Last month
January 2023
# Blow
Ten Hag defends Casemiro decision as Man United star misses Arsenal game
The Brazilian was booked against Crystal Palace last night and is now suspended.
# Injury blow
Ulster confirm ACL tear for Marty Moore, while Rob Baloucoune is ruled out of La Rochelle tie
Prop forward will see a knee surgeon this week and faces lengthy spell on sidelines.
# Blow
Owen Farrell could miss England’s Six Nations opener against Scotland
The 31-year-old has been cited for a dangerous tackle in Saracens’ victory over Gloucester on Friday.
# Blow
Munster confirm Ben Healy will join Edinburgh at the end of the season
Munster head coach Graham Rowntree said Healy’s impending departure was ‘tough to take’ but praised the Tipp man’s conduct throughout the process.
# Blow
Sexton a major doubt for start of Six Nations after procedure on cheekbone
Ireland get their campaign underway in just five weekends’ time.
Last year
2022
# Blow
Weather forces Ulster to move their Champions Cup game to Dublin
Game against La Rochelle will take place in Dublin tomorrow behind closed doors.
# Blow
Worcester's takeover bid snubbed as Wasps get green light to return
Both clubs lost their places in the Premiership after being placed in administration.
# Zander Fagerson
Another key Scotland player emerges as Six Nations injury doubt
Zander Fagerson suffered a hamstring injury while playing for Glasgow recently.
# Blow
Klopp: Diaz injury setback 'a proper smash in the face'
The Liverpool striker is facing a three-month spell on the sidelines.
# Blow
Kilkenny duo step away for 2023 season as Cats suffer further losses
It was revealed last week that key midfielder Conor Browne will also be unavailable next year.
# Blow
Spurs forward Son to have facial surgery, putting World Cup in doubt
He suffered the injury in last night’s Champions League win at Marseille.
# Blow
Heartbreak for Paul Pogba as he's ruled out of World Cup
Meanwhile, Kevin De Bruyne has admitted the Qatar competition could be his last.
# Blow
Ogbene facing race against time to be fit for Ireland next month
The Rotherham striker has been ruled out for up to six games with a hamstring problem.
# Blow
West Ham confirm ACL injury to Ireland international Ziu
The 20-year-old had already been ruled out of Ireland’s World Cup play-off with Scotland at Hampden Park.
# Blow
Dublin's Paul Mannion out for three months with ankle injury
Kilmacud Crokes manager Robbie Brennan has bemoaned the ‘long-term’ setback.
# Nicole Owens
Dublin star forward suffers another significant knee injury
Nicole Owens is set for another lengthy spell on the sidelines.
# Blow
Emma Raducanu forced to retire from Korea Open semi-final
The 19-year-old was losing in the deciding set, and withdrew due to injury.
# Blow
Ireland striker Kiernan sweats on scan results after injury playing for Liverpool
The Cavan star was forced off in the Reds’ remarkable WSL win over Chelsea yesterday.
# Treatment Table
Significant injury concerns for Irish duo in AFLW
Niamh Kelly dislocated her shoulder and Aishling Sheridan sustained a knee injury in yesterday’s clash between Adelaide and Collingwood.
# Blow
Key defender and Liverpool captain ruled out of Ireland’s decisive World Cup qualifier
Vera Pauw must plan for tomorrow’s ‘final’ against Finland without Niamh Fahey.
# AFLW
Mayo's Kearns to miss rest of Geelong's season after shoulder surgery
Rachel Kearns suffered an AC joint injury last weekend.
# Blow
Cruciate injury confirmed for Tipperary defender
Craig Morgan has been ruled out for the rest of Kilruane MacDonaghs club campaign.
# Blow
Naby Keita facing further spell on sidelines as Liverpool’s injury issues mount
The Guinea midfielder is yet to feature for Jurgen Klopp’s Reds this season.
# Blow
Wallabies win spoiled by serious injury to playmaker Cooper
It is another agonising blow for the 34-year-old, who grasped at his lower leg in pain and needed assistance in a slow exit.
# Blow
Wallaby centre Kerevi out for rest of 2022 after injury at Commonwealths
The impressive 28-year-old will miss the Rugby Championship and November’s test with Ireland.
# Blow
Charles Leclerc all but concedes F1 title - 'The last part of the race was a disaster for me'
Lewis Hamilton started seventh and finished second – following his late charge through the field – with pole-sitter George Russell third.
# Blow
'You're dealing with grief really, you have to accept it' - Cian Lynch facing three months out with injury
‘The initial disappointment is huge but all you can do is pick yourself up,’ he said about missing the All-Ireland final.
# Loss
Blow for holders as Dutch sensation Miedema tests positive for Covid at Euro 2022
Netherlands must play Portugal without the Arsenal striker tomorrow night.
# tough break
Hammer blow for Northern Ireland as key player ruled out of Euros
‘A serious knee injury’ sustained in last night’s opener sidelines Simone Magill.
# Blow
Injury rules Ballon d’Or winner out of Euro 2022
Spain’s Alexia Putellas sustained a knee injury in training today.
# Setback
Big blow for All Blacks as Covid-19 hits camp before Ireland clash
Head coach Ian Foster is among the four people to have tested positive.
# Blow
Offaly 'shattered' by Darby's serious knee injury
The long-serving Rhode defender suffered a suspected cruciate tear on Tuesday night at training.
# Blow
Ireland have to settle for playoffs after decisive loss to Italy
Jim Crawford’s side needed a win to qualify automatically.
# Blow
Obafemi absence confirmed for Ireland while Ebosele gets opportunity
Stephen Kenny had already admitted the Swansea City striker was a major doubt after limping off with a groin injury following the win over Scotland.
# Blow
Michael Obafemi to miss Ireland's Nations League clash with Ukraine
There is more encouraging news for Chiedozie Ogbene.
# Blow
Manu Tuilagi to miss England’s tour of Australia due to knee surgery
Tuilagi has only played played twice for his country since March 2020.
# Blow
Highly rated Southampton teenager set to miss rest of 2022
Tino Livramento recently suffered an ACL injury.