Leo Cullen issues injury update ahead of Munster game
October 17, 2022 2:39 pm Paul Cahill
Leinster Rugby Head Coach Leo Cullen has issued an injury update ahead of Saturday’s BKT United Rugby Championship game at Aviva Stadium against Munster Rugby (KO: 5.15pm – live on RTÉ Sport, Premier Sports and URC TV).
Caelan Doris came through the game at the weekend with no issues following his return from the Graduated Return to Play Protocols and it was a similar update for Ciarán Frawley who came through the game with no problems after his own return from a shoulder injury.
In other positive news, Dave Kearney is expected to return to full training this week following his return from an adductor injury suffered against Ulster Rugby.
There are a number of players that require further assessment this week before a final decision will be made on their involvement against Munster Rugby.
Luke McGrath, Rhys Ruddock and Ryan Baird will continue to follow the Graduated Return to Play Protocols this week and subject to coming through, will be available for selection.
Hugo Keenan will also step up his rehabilitation this week from abdominal and knee injuries.
From the game at the weekend against Connacht Rugby, Jack Conan (eye), James Ryan (knee) and Josh van der Flier (ankle) require further assessment this week.
Unfortunately, there was less positive news on a number of other players.
Will Connors had a procedure last week for a bicep injury suffered against the Cell C Sharks and will be unavailable for up to 12 weeks.
While Rónan Kelleher and Harry Byrne both suffered hamstring injuries and will be unavailable for up to eight weeks.
There were no further updates on:
James Lowe (calf), James Tracy (neck), Charlie Ryan (knee), Jamison Gibson-Park (hamstring) and Tommy O’Brien (knee)