Following consultation with Leinster and IRFU Medical staff, it has been decided that Luke Fitzgerald will not be available for selection for the remainder of the season and that he will undergo surgery in the coming weeks to address an ongoing neck problem.
It has been confirmed that versatile back Luke Fitzgerald will miss the remainder of the season for Leinster and the Ireland summer tour to New Zealand.
Commenting on the injury, Leinster head coach Joe Schmidt said: “Obviously to lose a player of Luke’s pedigree at such a crucial time of the season is a massive blow, not just for the team and our supporters but also for the player himself.
“Luke has been in fine form recently and as well as his capabilities on the field, he is a positive and popular presence within the dressing room.
“Knowing Luke, he will be determined to overcome this setback and aggressively tackle his rehab to regain full fitness and he will continue to benefit from the full support of Leinster Rugby and the IRFU during that time frame.”