Lions Lock O'Connell Out Of Rest Of Tour With Arm Fracture

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British and Irish Lions lock Paul O'Connell has been ruled out of the rest of the test series against Australia because of a fracture to his right forearm.

Lions Lock O'Connell Out Of Rest Of Tour With Arm Fracture

British and Irish Lions lock Paul O'Connell has been ruled out of the rest of the test series against Australia because of a fracture to his right forearm.

The 33-year-old Irishman, who captained the Lions on their last tour to South Africa in 2009, sustained the injury in the tourists' 23-21 victory in the first test in Brisbane last Saturday.

"Paul O'Connell ruled out of test series with undisplaced fracture of lower right arm," read a tweet on the Lions feed (@lionsofficial) on Monday.

The injury will be a particular blow to the Munster man, who came through a long period on the sidelines with a back injury before returning to action in April to secure his place on a third Lions tour.