Griffin expected back for Ulster clash

Connacht are confident that centre Eoin Griffin will be in contention for a place in the starting XV against Ulster this weekend despite suffering a mild concussion in last Friday’s 32-24 victory over Edinburgh.

Griffin expected back for Ulster clash

Connacht are confident that centre Eoin Griffin will be in contention for a place in the starting XV against Ulster this weekend despite suffering a mild concussion in last Friday’s 32-24 victory over Edinburgh.

The province didn’t pick up any other fresh injuries in the Edinburgh game but they may have to wait a little bit longer before seeing the return of some of their long-term absentees.

It is hoped that hooker Jason Harris-Wright (calf) and flanker Willie Faloon (ankle) will make it back for either the rearranged game against Treviso or the last game of the season against Glasgow.

Both are likely to miss this week’s derby clash along with Eoin McKeon who is still struggling with bruised rib cartilage.

Nathan White, who missed out on last week’s game in Scotland, is set to see a specialist this Friday for a damaged knee.

Fellow front-rower Denis Buckley has also been ruled out of the game against Ulster due to a medial knee ligament injury.

Dave McSharry underwent surgery on a troublesome hip yesterday and will miss the remaining three games of the season.

The young centre joins Kyle Tonetti on the sidelines. Tonetti had ankle surgery last week and will be out of action for the remainder of the season.

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