Stephen Ferris earns new short-term deal at Ulster
The oft-injured flanker will remain at the province, though details are sketchy...
It has been over a year since we have seen Stephen Ferris play a game of rugby but after rumours of everything from retirement to a stint in Japan being floated in 2013, it seems he is staying at the province, for the time being at least.
According to the Irish Times, the 28-year-old has signed on for an undisclosed deal with Ulster. His most recent six-month deal was due to expire this month but he has now put pen to paper on a new contract.
“Stephen has shown remarkable drive and determination over the past year as he has worked to overcome the injury that has kept him out for so long,” Ulster’s director of rugby David Humphreys is quoted as saying.
“We are committed to helping him in every way possible and his new contract extension will mean that he will continue to have the best medical, physiotherapy and strength and conditioning teams around him, to help his recovery.”
It is an ankle injury that currently has Ferris on the sidelines but the hope is he will make a return to action before the end of the season.
The province also announced that prop Declan Fitzpatrick has a signed a new two-year deal to stay at Ravenhill.
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