Cruciate injury to sideline Wallace for 'significant period'

Ulster centre Paddy Wallace’s season may be over after the club confirmed he ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in their RaboDirect PRO12 game against Glasgow on Friday evening.

The injury forced Wallace to come off before the hour mark in Scotstoun on Friday and a scan yesterday evening revealed the extent of the damage.

Ulster confirmed the player will require surgery to overcome the injury and according to a statement on the club's website the management expect the centre will need “a significant period of rehabilitation.”

With the likes of Luke Marshall, Craig Gilroy and Paddy Jackson involved with the Ireland squad for the remainder of the Six Nations, this latest injury setback will test Ulster’s backline resources.

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