After training in UCD this afternoon, Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has given an update on the well being of a number of squad members.
Martin Moore underwent surgery last Friday on a foot injury and is expected to be sidelined for up to four weeks, while fellow forwards Mick Kearney (foot) and Rhys Ruddock (arm) are nearing a return to action but a return in round 3 of the GUINNESS PRO12 is more realistic for them both.
Tom Denton and stand-in captain Kevin McLaughlin were both removed from the game against Edinburgh as a result of knocks to the head and are now following the graduated return-to-play protocols. Both are progressing well but a final call will not be made until later in the week.
Gordon D’Arcy is seeing a specialist this week on a shoulder injury that he had scanned last week and is ruled out of Saturday’s clash with Cardiff Blues as a result.
Meanwhile, Isa Nacewa did not train yesterday but took a full part today and is expected to be fit for the first home game of the season at the RDS.