Positive update on McGrath, Ruddock and Baird
October 24, 2022 2:00 pm Marcus Ó Buachalla
Leinster Rugby head coach Leo Cullen has issued an injury update ahead of Friday’s BKT United Rugby Championship game against Scarlets in Parc y Scarlets (KO: 7.35pm).
There was a positive update on a trio of players with Luke McGrath, Rhys Ruddock and Ryan Baird all coming through the Graduated Return to Play Protocols last week and all available to train fully this week.
McGrath played in Saturday’s win against Munster Rugby with no issues, while Ruddock was a traveling extra. Baird was not involved at the weekend but will train with the IRFU squad as normal this week.
Tadhg Furlong was withdrawn as a precaution from the starting XV against Munster Rugby having rolled his ankle at training last Thursday. He will be further assessed by the IRFU medical team this week
Josh van der Flier, Hugo Keenan and Jamison Gibson-Park will all step up their rehabilitation this week as they return from injury and will be further assessed by the IRFU medical team.
Jamie Osborne was withdrawn for a Head Injury Assessment against Munster Rugby and has now entered the Graduated Return to Play Protocols.
There was no further update from Cullen on the following players:
Jordan Larmour (foot), Will Connors (bicep), Rónan Kelleher (hamstring), Harry Byrne (hamstring), James Lowe (calf), James Tracy (neck), Charlie Ryan (knee) and Tommy O’Brien (knee).