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Holmes blow for Tigers

24th April 2019, 10:51 by Michael Holland

Leicester have been hit by the news outside back Jonah Holmes has been ruled out of the final three games of the season through injury.

The Wales international has torn his Bicep Femoris, and has been told he will need to undergo surgery this week to repair the damage, thus ruling him out for the rest of the campaign.

The 26-year-old has impressed this season when scoring six tries in 19 appearances for the Tigers, and head coach Geordan Murphy says he will be missed.

"He has had a very good season for us and we'll certainly miss him, especially in a period where we're short of players in those back three positions," Murphy said.

"His development this season from fringe first team player to international is due to his hard work and commitment, so I'm certain he'll return in top shape to us ahead of next season with that diligence and effort being put in to his rehabilitation."

He added: "I'm gutted to not be able to play a part in the next three games, starting on Saturday against Bristol at Welford Road, but have every bit of confidence in the lads to get the job done and finish this campaign on a high."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

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