Ulster assistant coach Dan Soper says injury-plagued Will Addison stays a way off returning to motion.
“He’ll be a wee bit but,” Soper informed Ulster’s weekly information convention.
“He is progressing, but it surely’s simply been a fairly powerful harm for him that hasn’t progressed as rapidly as him and everyone would have hoped.”
There had been expectations that the 30-year-old was concentrating on Friday’s United Rugby Championship contest in opposition to Zebre as a doable date for his return to motion however these hopes have been dashed.
“It is simply been a extremely, actually difficult one which they’re being very cautious with due to the character of what it was,” added Soper.
“Till they have that excellent, they do not need to let the shackles out.”
Addison has performed solely 26 video games for Ulster since transferring from Sale in 2018 and has additionally earned 5 Eire caps throughout his time with the province.
Iain Henderson is anticipated to return to Ulster motion within the close to future however could not function in Friday’s sport.
Henderson hasn’t performed since returning dwelling from Eire’s tour of New Zealand in June due to a knee harm, with a later hand harm stopping him from making any Ulster or worldwide appearances to this point this season.
The British and Irish Lions lock did practice with Eire throughout the current autumn marketing campaign and is again working with the Ulster squad this week.
“He was very near being on the workforce sheet after which had a setback which knocked him again,” mentioned Soper of Henderson.
“He was doing bits and items with Eire and he is again in with us right this moment. He is actually eager to get going.”