Blow for Connacht as Tiernan O'Halloran ruled out for 'a number of weeks'

Blow for Connacht as Tiernan O'Halloran ruled out for 'a number of weeks'

Connacht have announced that full-back Tiernan O'Halloran has suffered a hamstring injury during their 26-15 win over Ospreys.

The province's medical team say he is due to be out for a number of weeks.

The injury will be a blow to any hopes O'Halloran had of appearing in this year's Six Nations but also leaves the full-back in a race to be fit for Connacht's Challenge Cup quarter-final against Gloucester.

Connacht will welcome the English side to the Sportsground on March 31.

The game with Ospreys also resulted in the loss of Andrew Browne, with the second-row picking up a shoulder injury ruling him out for 4-6 weeks.

There was good news for the Westerners, however, as winger Niyi Adeolokun and back-row Jarrad Butler returned to training this week.

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