Injury Update: Latest ahead of Ulster
April 25, 2016 12:00 am client
Ahead of this weekend’s visit to Kingspan Stadium to face Ulster, backs coach Girvan Dempsey has provided an update on the health of the squad.
Leinster are currently in top spot in the Guinness PRO12 table but could be third come Saturday afternoon if Connacht and Glasgow both win on Friday evening.
“Thankfully we’re in a good place coming to the end of the season, we’ve got guys back from injury,” Dempsey told the media at Leinster’s UCD training base on Monday afternoon.
“Marty Moore got some very important game time for Lansdowne last weekend, he’s come through that unscathed and he’s back in the mix. Peter Dooley had a slight hamstring strain the last game, he’s gone through return protocols and did some running, and is fit and well.
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Dempsey also said that Sean O’Brien could make a return to action, with a decision to be made on the flanker’s fitness later in the week, and that Johnny Sexton will be available for selection.
“Sean O’Brien is getting through some running, he’s gone well in training last week and we’re hoping that he can push that on this week. We’ll assess him later in the week and see how he is for the weekend. Johnny Sexton had a few bumps and bruises last weekend, that was the reason why he was held back [for the Edinburgh game]. He’s in great form now.”
Dempsey elaborated further on O’Brien’s potential availability for the weekend, saying: “It will really depend on these first two days in training, how he gets through Monday, Tuesday, then we’ve a rest day on Wednesday. If he gets through the workload and gets through the volume of training that we have, then he’d certainly be in the mix.”
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