Fitzgerald out for season
Ireland wing Luke Fitzgerald has been ruled out for the remainder of the season with the knee injury sustained in the defeat by Italy.
Fitzgerald, a first-half substitute in Saturday's 22-15 RBS 6 Nations loss at the Stadio Olimpico, ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee only 12 minutes after replacing Keith Earls.
"Luke will now require surgery once the swelling settles down and will not return before the season ends," read a statement released by his province Leinster.
Hello, regular commenting on Orange News and Sport pages closes on Thursday 30 May 2013. We will continue to provide a commenting facility on major news and sport events on orangeworld.co.uk. Contact us via http://oran.ge/OWfeedback if you have any further questions. Thanks.