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Brian O’Driscoll Injury Update

Brian O’Driscoll Injury Update

The Irish Rugby Football Union have issued a statement concerning the injury sustained by Ireland centre and captain Brian O’Driscoll during the second half of last night’s 42-6 friendly win over Bayonne at Stade Jean Dauger.

Following an X-ray and scan of Brian O’Driscoll’s injury, it has been confirmed that he has sustained a fracture to his sinus and a deep laceration under his right eye.

This is not as serious as initially feared and the injury will not require any surgery. The recovery period for the injury is 3-4 weeks which will rule O’Driscoll out of the warm-up game against Italy next Friday (August 24) and Ireland’s first Rugby World Cup pool game against Namibia (September 9).