Dublin - Ireland lock Iain Henderson looks set to miss at
least half of the Six Nations after surgery on a torn ligament in his thumb on
His Ulster province expected him to be sidelined for about
Henderson scored two tries for Ulster on Friday in beating
Scarlets 30-15 in the European Champions Cup.
By having the surgery now, Henderson hopes to be well
recovered by the time of the Rugby World Cup in Japan in September.
He stands to miss Six Nations games in February against
England, Scotland, and Italy. He could be available in March to face France and