Peter Stringer set for long spell on the sidelines after injury

Peter Stringer set for long spell on the sidelines after injury

Former Ireland scrum-half Peter Stringer could miss three months of Sale's Aviva Premiership campaign after tearing his biceps tendon.

The evergreen 38-year-old half-back suffered the blow in Sale's 34-34 Premiership draw at Worcester on Saturday.

"He snapped his biceps tendon on Saturday so he's going to be out for two to three months," Sale rugby director Steve Diamond told BBC Sport.

Stringer made 24 appearances for Sale last term after making the switch from Bath.

Sale sit ninth in the fledgling Premiership table with one win from four matches in the new campaign.

The Sharks will doubtless miss 98-cap former Ireland star Stringer's experience and nous as they bid to climb the table.

More in this Section

Kilruane knock out Tipp champions Clonoulty, but at a costKilruane knock out Tipp champions Clonoulty, but at a cost

Kosgei breaks world marathon record; Ireland's McCormack qualifies for Tokyo 2020Kosgei breaks world marathon record; Ireland's McCormack qualifies for Tokyo 2020

Nemo Rangers breeze past tame Douglas in Cork SFCNemo Rangers breeze past tame Douglas in Cork SFC

Mahon guides Sixmilebridge to fourth Clare SHC title this decadeMahon guides Sixmilebridge to fourth Clare SHC title this decade


Lifestyle

Halloween has really upped the ante in recent years here, hasn’t it?We have moved on considerably since the days of a bin liner fashioned with holes for arms and necks

Sandhoppers for breakfast? It’s just not cricketCrickets for lunch anyone? Time - is running out - to get over our western food prejudices

Why did the Neanderthals go extinct?, asks Richard CollinsDid ear and chest infections wipe out our neanderthal ancestors?

Corkbeg Island near the mouth of Cork Harbour is today an industrial location with Ireland’s only oil refinery whose silver cylinders dominate the low-lying island like giant mugs, writes Dan McCarthy. Islands of Ireland: 'Tanks' for the memories Corkbeg

More From The Irish Examiner