Speaking to the media in Leinster HQ, Girvan Dempsey provided an update on injuries ahead of the Guinness PRO12 match against Dragons this Saturday in the RDS Arena (KO 7.35pm, live on TG4).

After their exploits this month on international duty, several Ireland players have been given some time off and will not return to Leinster until Thursday, though Robbie Henshaw was on the training pitch with the squad on Monday after missing the Australia match over the weekend.

Dominic Ryan sustained a calf strain in the Scarlets match and will enter into a rehabilitation process with his availability for the Dragons match to be determined later in the week.

Peadar Timmins left the field against Scarlets in the 78th minute for a head injury assessment. Timmins passed the HIA.

Rory OLoughlin

Rory O’Loughlin came through the game with no issues after his return from a shoulder injury.

Mike Ross, who picked up a hamstring injury in the win over Zebre at the start of the month, had a re-scan of the injury last week and his progress will continue to be monitored by medical staff.

Academy lock James Ryan had surgery on a hamstring injury last week, which he picked up while training with his club. It is expected that Ryan will be out of action for the next five months.

Leinster Rugby face Dragons this Saturday at the RDS Arena (KO 7.35pm). Tickets are on sale now from €20 for adults and €10 for under-18s.

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