Six Nations: Irish lose another center as Farrell ruled out

DUBLIN (AP) Ireland has lost another center in its bid to win the Six Nations, with Chris Farrell set to miss the rest of the tournament because of a knee injury.

Farrell, who starred in the 37-27 victory over Wales on Saturday, damaged ligaments when he twisted his knee in training on Tuesday. He is scheduled to see a specialist and the Irish Rugby Football Union says he is ”unlikely to be available for the remainder of the Six Nations.”

The Irish are already without long-term absentees Jared Payne and Robbie Henshaw for the rest of their bid for a first Grand Slam in nine years, while fellow center Garry Ringrose is seeking full match sharpness after ankle trouble.

Ireland has opened the Six Nations with wins over France, Italy and Wales.