Leinster Rugby scrum coach John Fogarty gave an injury update to media today in UCD ahead of the Round 2, Guinness PRO14 game against Scarlets on Saturday in Parc y Scarlets (Kick Off: 7.35pm – live on eir Sport / TG4).

There was hugely positive news for Leinster and Ireland back row Josh van der Flier as Fogarty confirmed that the Wicklow man has now returned to full training after recovering from the ACL injury he sustained while on Ireland duty in the Six Nations.

Van der Flier injured his knee in the 37th minute of the game against France in February and has been unavailable for club and country since.

While there was a positive update on van der Flier, Fogarty unfortunately confirmed that winger Barry Daly injured his knee early in the game against Cardiff Blues on Friday and while the injury is not as bad as initially thought he is scheduled to have a small procedure on the knee this week.

Also unavailable for the trip to Scarlets is scrumhalf Nick McCarthy who injured his wrist in training last week and will be unavailable for the next few weeks.

There were no other injury concerns from the game against Cardiff Blues as Leinster continue to prepare for the game on Saturday against the 2017 champions.