Better news on injury front for Leinster quintet…
February 3, 2013 12:00 am client
There were several injuries picked up by several Leinster players in the Ireland squad following Saturday’s stunning victory over Wales in Cardiff…
Captain Jamie Heaslip suffered a cut to his leg but is expected to be available for training on Tuesday morning for the first squad session of the week.
Centre Gordon D’Arcy suffered a dead leg during the game and was replaced, but is recovering well and is expected to return to training later this week as well. Brian O’Driscoll had several stitches inserted in a head wound, but will be available to train as will prop Mike Ross, who came off during the match due to severe calf cramp.
Full back Rob Kearney reported stiffness in his back after the game and underwent a precautionary scan, which reported no injury and he will be available for training.
Meanwhile, Munster’s Keith Earls hurt his shoulder late in the game and underwent a scan upon the squads return to Dublin and will see a specialist later this week. Peter O’Mahony took a bang to the head, but felt no ill effects after the game and will follow the graded return to play protocols this week.
The Ireland team will be named on Friday lunchtime.