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Published: 15:55 | 27/9/16

McCloskey a doubt for autumn internationals


Stuart McCloskey has emerged as a slight doubt for Ireland's November series.

McCloskey injured his foot in the Guinness PRO12 win over Glasgow Warriors at the weekend and is expected to be out of action for at least four weeks.

Ireland are due to face New Zealand in Chicago on November 5 before hosting Canada, New Zealand and Australia at the Aviva Stadium and a four-week absence could result in McCloskey missing out on a place in Joe Schmidt's squad.

Luke Marshall is going through the return to play protocols as a result of the concussion he sustained against Scarlets earlier this month while Andrew Trimble and Tommy Bowe have returned to training with the Ulster panel.

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