Our Jamie Heaslip could end up missing the rest of the 6 nations after recently suffering a suspected broken vertebrae in his lower back at the Ireland V France match on Saturday 14th after France lock Pascal Pape drove his knee into Heaslip during the second half.
Pape was yellow carded by English referee Wayne Barnes. The incident occurred in the 52nd minute, however Heaslip struggled on until the hour mark then being replaced by Jordi Murphy.
Irish coach Joe Schmidt has said to have reported that Heaslip was very uncomfortable after the final whistle of the 18-11 Ireland WIN. Unfortunately Heaslip was not present at the team dinner on Saturday night.
We hope he makes a well rounded recovery soon!