Cullen issues injury update ahead of Toulon
March 29, 2021 1:58 pm Marcus Ó Buachalla
Leinster Rugby Head Coach Leo Cullen has issued an injury update ahead of Friday’s Heineken Champions Cup last-16 game against Toulon in the RDS Arena (KO: 5.30pm – live on BT Sport and RTÉ Radio).
There is positive news for winger Cian Kelleher who has recovered from his hamstring injury and is due to train this week.
A number of players though require further assessment before a final call will be made on their availability after picking up injuries against Munster Rugby at the weekend.
Johnny Sexton has entered the Graduated Return to Play Protocols and will be assessed as the week progresses and Ross Byrne will also require further assessment after he took a knock to his knee against Munster.
Vakh Abdaladze will again look to increase his involvement in team training this week as he continues to recover from a long-standing back injury
Unfortunately, Scott Penny has been ruled out of the Toulon game having sustained an injury to his hand against Ospreys.
There was no update on a number of players who remain unavailable to Cullen this week:
Garry Ringrose (ankle), Will Connors (knee), James Ryan (concussion), Rowan Osborne (hand), Jimmy O’Brien (hamstring), Tommy O’Brien (ankle), Adam Byrne (quad), Caelan Doris (concussion), Dan Leavy (knee), Conor O’Brien (knee) and Max Deegan (knee).