Injury update ahead of Champions Cup opener
December 6, 2021 2:08 pm Paul Cahill
Leo Cullen has issued an injury update ahead of Saturday’s Heineken Champions Cup, Round 1 games against Bath Rugby in Aviva Stadium (Kick-Off: 3.15pm – live on BT Sport, Channel 4 & RTÉ Radio).
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There is good news for Leinster supporters with Jamison Gibson-Park returning to full training having recovered from a thigh injury. Dan Leavy and Rory O’Loughlin are also participating in training this week. Max Deegan is once again available for selection having come through the Connacht game without any issues.
Cian Healy, James Ryan, Johnny Sexton and Jack Conan will be assessed throughout the week.
INJURY UPDATE – AVAILABLE FOR SELECTION:
Jamison Gibson-Park: will return to full training this week having recovered from a thigh injury
Max Deegan: came through the game against Connacht with no issues after his mouth injury
Dan Leavy: will return to full training this week having come through the Graduated Return to Play Protocols.
Rory O’Loughlin: will return to full training this week having recovered from a shoulder injury
INJURY UPDATE – FURTHER ASSESSMENT REQUIRED:
Cian Healy: was withdrawn with cramp at half-time against Connacht Rugby as a precaution and will be further assessed this week
James Ryan: James will continue to train with the team and in line with World Rugby protocols James will continue to be monitored including seeing an independent concussion consultant as part of his return to competitive action
Johnny Sexton: will look to increase his training load this week and will be further assessed before a final decision is made on his recovery from knee and ankle injuries
Jack Conan: will look to increase his training load this week and will be further assessed before a final decision is made on his recovery from a quad injury
INJURY UPDATE – UNAVAILABLE FOR SELECTION:
Will Connors: will be unavailable for selection for a few weeks with a hamstring injury picked up in training last week
There are no further updates on:
Conor O’Brien (hamstring), Dave Kearney (back) and Michael Milne (calf)