Iain Henderson set to miss Ulster and Ireland season finales

Ulster could be without captain Iain Henderson for up to 10 weeks with the lock now a major doubt for Ireland's Six Nations clash with Italy on October 24th.

Henderson recently underwent hip surgery and Ulster have confirmed he will be unavailable for a period of 8-10 weeks, with an estimated return date of mid-late October, meaning he will definitely miss the remainder of the Pro14 campaign and the Champions Cup quarter-final against Toulouse which is scheduled for September 20th.

Ulster return to action after the Covid-19 lockdown with a Pro14 derby against Connacht at the Aviva Stadium on August 23rd and despite Henderon's absence there was some good news for Dan McFarland and his coaching staff

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Greg Jones (ankle), Matthew Rea (ankle), Sam Carter (shoulder) and Matt Faddes (shoulder) are now integrating back into training, following respective surgeries, and are projected to be fit for selection against Connacht but prop Andy Warwick will miss out on the return as he heads for hip surgery next next.

Henderson's club and Ireland team-mate Will Addison is still working on a return from a back injury while Angus Curtis continues to rehabilitate from a knee injury but no date has been set for their return.

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