The latest casualty is center Gordon D'Arcy, who will miss up to six weeks with a stress injury in his right foot. D'Arcy originally injured the foot during the 12-6 loss to England at Aviva Stadium a couple of weeks ago. The injury was slow to heal and scans revealed it was bad enough to sideline him for six weeks.
The IRFU said in a statement, "This failed to settle down before the Ireland training session on Thursday and following a scan in the afternoon it was confirmed that D'Arcy has a stress injury to a bone in his foot. The injury will require immobilization in a boot for at least four weeks, with a projected return to play of six weeks, pending further tests and specialist review."
The 33 year old D'Arcy has enjoyed a world-record partnership of 49 tests in midfield with Brian O'Driscoll and joins a long-term injury list that has Paul O'Connell, Tommy Bowe, Richardt Strauss, and Simon Zebo, who is also facing his own foot injury.
Coach Declan Kidney called up Ulster wing Luke Marshall, who could make his first Six Nations appearance against Scotland at Murrayfield next week.
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