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Lengthy Lay-Offs For Leinster’s Murphy And Leavy

Lengthy Lay-Offs For Leinster’s Murphy And Leavy

Ahead of this Saturday’s opening GUINNESS PRO12 fixture away to Glasgow Warriors (kick-off 5.15pm), Leinster head coach Matt O’Connor has issued an update on the squad’s latest injuries.

Dan Leavy suffered a medial strain to his right knee in the Bank of Ireland pre-season friendly defeat to Ulster last Saturday. The injury, while not as bad as first suspected, will still keep the young UCD flanker out of action for between 6-8 weeks. 

Ireland international Jordi Murphy is also expected to be sidelined for up to 12 weeks having undergone surgery on a troublesome shoulder injury that had caused him some discomfort during the run-in last season.

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Finally, Dave Kearney and Richardt Strauss – suffering from long-term knee and hamstring injuries respectively – continue to be monitored on a daily basis but both players are recovering well and are on schedule for a return to fitness within the next few months.