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Published: 14:30 | 8/2/16

Ruptured spleen for Carty


?Connacht will be without Jack Carty for a considerable spell after he ruptured his spleen while on holiday in Dubai.

Carty was found to have ruptured his spleen following an accident on a water slide and he underwent surgery to have the organ removed.

He remains in hospital in Dubai and will be out of action for between one to three months, although head coach Pat Lam is hopeful the out-half will be available to return before the end of the season.

"Unfortunately, Jack Carty had an accident on a waterslide on a break last week in Dubai. He thought it was just deep bruising but he ruptured his spleen and he had surgery over in Dubai this morning,” said Lam.

“The spleen has been removed, he will stay in hospital in Dubai to recover and we are looking at anything from one to three months recovery before he can take part in any contact training.

"It is disappointing news for us but the main thing now is for Jack to make a full recovery."

Meanwhile, Matt Healy and Sean O'Brien are expected to be available for this week's game against Newport Gwent Dragons after completing the return to play protocols.

Jason Harris-Wright has also been cleared to play, while JP Cooney is available after coming coming 60 minutes for Garryowen FC at the weekend, his first appearance since undergoing shoulder surgery in October.

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