Jonathan Sexton facing two-week absence

Sexton facing two-week absence
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Jonathan Sexton is a doubt for Ireland's trip to Scotland later this month after picking up a hamstring injury during his side's defeat to England on Sunday.

Ireland fly-half Jonathan Sexton is facing two weeks out of action after suffering a hamstring injury during his side's defeat to England on Sunday.

The 27-year-old was withdrawn in the first half as the Red Rose went on to record a 12-6 win at the Aviva Stadium and move to the top of the Six Nations table.

Sexton is now a doubt for Ireland's trip to Scotland later this month, although coach Declan Kidney is not sure exactly how long a lay-off he will endure.

"It looks like a couple of weeks for Jonny, but it would be wrong to try to second-guess the outcome. We'll know more by Tuesday," said Kidney.

"It's been an additional couple of games and we had a few injuries leading into the tournament, but that's the way it goes."

Ireland are already without Simon Zebo, who will miss the rest of the competition with a broken foot.

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