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Ireland in Argentina 2014
Back injury keeps Jackson out of Ireland tour
ESPN Staff
May 21, 2014
Paddy Jackson has aggravated a back problem and will be unavailable for the tour to Argentina © PA Photos

Ireland will be without Paddy Jackson for their summer tour to Argentina after the fly-half aggravated a back injury.

The Ulster fly-half has a stress fracture in his lower back, a problem that has been niggling him all season. It is understood he did not train with the national team during a two-day training camp ahead of the trip to South America and, on returning to Ulster, was advised to withdraw from the tour.

Jackson had been named along with Jonny Sexton as one of two No.10s in Joe Schmidt's squad for the two-Test series and will now be replaced in the touring party by Leinster's Ian Madigan.

Jackson struggled with injury during Ulster's defeat by Leinster last Saturday and was forced off in the second half. The Irish Rugby Football Union confirmed that he will be rested this summer in a bid to be fit for next season.

© ESPN Sports Media Ltd

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