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Positive Injury Update For Irish Squad

Positive Injury Update For Irish Squad

There were several injuries picked up by the Ireland squad following yesterday’s 30-22 RBS 6 Nations win over Wales at the Millennium Stadium.

Ireland captain Jamie Heaslip suffered a cut to his leg but is expected to be available for training on Tuesday morning for the first squad session of the week.

Centre Gordon D’Arcy suffered a dead leg during the game in Cardiff and was replaced, but is recovering well and is expected to return to training later this week as well.

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Brian O’Driscoll had several stitches inserted in a head wound, but will be available to train as will prop Mike Ross, who came off during the match due to severe calf cramp.

Full-back Rob Kearney reported stiffness in his back after the game and underwent a precautionary scan, which reported no injury and he will be available for training.

Keith Earls, meanwhile, hurt his shoulder late in the game and underwent a scan upon the squad’s return to Dublin and will see a specialist later this week.

Peter O’Mahony took a bang to the head, but felt no-ill effects after the game and will follow the graded return to play protocols this week.

The announcement of the Ireland team and replacements to play England will take place on Friday afternoon in Carton House.