The Ospreys medical team have confirmed that they are continuing to monitor Tommy Bowe's knee injury after he was ruled out of Ireland's opening Six Nations game against Italy on February 5th.
The Lions wing was withdrawn from the Ospreys team that faced Toulon at the Liberty Stadium last weekend on medical grounds, and he remains in the treatment room at Llandarcy Academy of Sport.
Head Physio Chris Towers said that
“Further to the IRFU’s statement, we’re continuing to liaise with the Irish medical team regarding Tommy’s condition and the management of his injury.
“We’ve taken the decision to continue to offload him, allowing the knee to settle further, and at this stage remain optimistic that the problem with resolve in the short term.
“We are hopeful that in a couple of weeks, if he continues to improve as he is, he will be able to get back into some rugby specific training without any reaction or ill effect. The signs are encouraging at this stage, but it is clear that it will be another couple of weeks before we can confirm whether or not this problem will impact on more than just the first couple of Six Nations fixtures.”