Munster’s Simon Zebo out of Ireland’s autumn internationals

Ireland and Munster wing Simon Zebo is ruled out of the autumn internationals with a foot injury

Simon Zebo has been ruled out of Ireland’s autumn internationals after it was confirmed he will be out action for approximately ten weeks with a foot injury.

Zebo, 23, has won six Ireland caps to date and played his part in the British & Irish Lions’ first series win for 16 years this summer in Australia.

In his six appearances, Zebo has scored two tries including a memorable effort in the Six Nations curtain-raiser against Wales earlier this year.

He has featured three times in league action for Munster this season as well as the Heineken Cup defeat to Edinburgh on Saturday but it was at Murrayfield where he picked up the injury.

And Munster confirmed that Zebo will be out of action until approximately Christmas following the injury.

A statement on the club website read: “A scan carried out…..has identified a crack in a bone in his left foot and Zebo will continue to wear the medical boot he was issued post-match for the next four weeks, and will be side-lined for approximately ten weeks.”

The news will come as a bitter blow to Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt, who begins his tenure this autumn with home Test matches against Samoa, South Africa and New Zealand.

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