Lee Thomas of Sale Sharks surges forward during the Heineken Cup match between Sale Sharks and Stade Francais.
Lee Thomas broke his arm in the defeat at Newcastle Falcons. He underwent an operation to have a plate inserted in his forearm.
The Sale Sharks injury woes continue with the unfortunate news of centre come fly-half Lee Thomas breaking his arm in the side's 40-25 defeat to Newcastle Falcons at Kingston Park on December 26.
Director of Rugby Philippe Saint Andre said, "This is very sad news for Lee and the club. Lee had been playing well at fly-half following his move from the centre. He was rightly awarded man of the match against Llanelli and was enjoying his new role until his injury yesterday. It is hoped he will return to action in about 12 weeks."
As part of the build-up to next month's Cardiff 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals weekend, ERC has joined forces with the WRU, Cardiff Blues and adidas to develop an annual grassroots community rugby programme targeting young players.
The Ulster Rugby full back, Jared Payne (No 15), has been suspended for two (2) weeks following an independent Disciplinary Hearing in Dublin arising from the Heineken Cup quarter-final match against Saracens at Ravenhill Stadium on Saturday, 5 April.