Boss ruled out of Scotland clash
March 5, 2007
Ireland scrum-half Isaac Boss has been rule dout of this weekend's Six Nations clash with Scotland after suffering a shoulder injury during Ulster's Magners League defeat against Llanelli Scarlets.
Boss, a try-scoring substitute in Ireland's 43-13 RBS 6 Nations demolition of England nine days ago, was ruled out following a scan on his injured shoulder this morning,
The scan took place in Belfast and the results confirmed that Boss has injured his AC joint. He will undergo a rehabilitation programme and the injury will be reassessed next week.
Ireland coach Eddie O'Sullivan had already added Wasps scrum-half Eoin Reddan to the training squad ahead of Saturday's clash against Scotland at Murrayfield and he is due to announce the starting line-up tomorrow.
Reddan is among 10 players called up for training, joining Geordan Murphy, Tommy Bowe, Barry Murphy, Rob Kearney, Frankie Sheahan, Bryan Young, Stephen Ferris, Jamie Heaslip and Trevor Hogan.
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