Rugby World Cup 2015: Ireland's Tommy Bowe faces knee scan

Tommy Bowe receives treatment after sustaining the knee injury
Tommy Bowe receives treatment after sustaining the knee injury

Ireland wing Tommy Bowe will have a scan on Monday to determine the extent of a knee injury suffered in the World Cup quarter-final defeat by Argentina.

The Ulster player, 31, was forced off early in the game with what appeared to be a serious injury.

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt said after the match it "could be a knee ligament injury" but a scan will reveal if Bowe faces a lengthy spell out.

Bowe was added to a long injury list for the Irish at the World Cup.

It included influential fly-half Johnny Sexton, who missed the Argentina clash because of a groin strain.

Paul O'Connell's international career ended prematurely when the Ireland captain tore a hamstring in the group-stage victory over France.

Ulster, meanwhile, lost centre Jared Payne to a foot fracture sustained during the tournament.

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