Ulster and Ireland wing Tommy Bowe ruled out for up to six weeks with groin injury
Ulster and Ireland wing Tommy Bowe has been ruled out for up to six weeks after suffering a groin injury.
Last Updated: 04/12/13 10:58am
A scan on Tuesday revealed that the 29-year-old has suffered a muscle tear, meaning he will miss Ulster's Heineken Cup double-header against Treviso and the RaboDirect Pro12 games against Zebre and Irish rivals Leinster and Munster.
Ulster captain Johann Muller is expected to face Treviso in Saturday's Pool 5 clash at Ravenhill, as is Paddy Wallace, who has returned to full training following the anterior cruciate ligament injury he suffered in February.
Jared Payne continues his recovery from a groin injury and will be assessed later in the week, while back-rower Mike McComish, who sustained a blow to his hip joint against Zebre last weekend, was able to train on Tuesday.
Prop Paddy McAllister has been ruled out for between four and six week after re-aggravating a hamstring injury, while hooker Rory Best will be out until the New Year with a fractured arm.