Tommy Bowe will miss Saturday's Heineken Cup game against Toulon at the Liberty Stadium (KO 3.30) after he was withdrawn from the squad by the Ospreys medical team on medical grounds.
Speaking about the issue today, Ospreys Head Physio, Chris Towers, confirmed:
“We’ve withdrawn Tommy from this weekend’s game on medical grounds, pending further investigation and specialist opinion for a knee problem.
“Due to the onset of some recent symptoms we scanned him this week, which highlighted an issue that could potentially develop into something problematic. As such, we felt that it is in Tommy’s best interest to take these precautions.
“We have notified the Irish medical team, and following further investigations next week we should be able to establish the most appropriate course of treatment for the problem, and to confirm whether it will interfere with Tommy’s involvement in the Six Nations with Ireland.”