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Leinster Assess Heaslip & Fitzgerald Injuries

Leinster Assess Heaslip & Fitzgerald Injuries

Leinster defence coach Kurt McQuilkin provided an injury update ahead of their European Champions Cup round 5 date with Bath next Saturday.

After the GUINNESS PRO12 win over the Ospreys last Friday, there were two fresh injury concerns for Leinster with Jamie Heaslip and Luke Fitzgerald both leaving the pitch after taking knocks during the game.

Speaking to the media in Leinster HQ on Monday afternoon, defence coach Kurt McQuilkin provided an update on the health of both players.

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“Jamie took a bang on the head on the weekend, so he’s going to follow the return-to-play protocols. Lukey Fitz took a stinger on the shoulder, so we’re just going to assess him over the week and see how things go there,” he said.

There was some positive news with Isaac Boss expected to return to training this week after a hamstring injury, though McQuilkin confirmed it would be another few weeks before other injured players would return.

“Isaac Boss, hopefully we’ll have him back training this week after the hamstring injury. Mike Ross is still a couple of weeks away with his hamstring issue.

Cian Healy has had an elective procedure on his knee, so he’ll be a couple of weeks off also. Of the long-term guys – Mick Kearney, Hayden Triggs and Jack Conan – they’re progressing well and we hope to have them back later down the line.”

Leinster face Bath at the RDS this coming Saturday in the Champions Cup (kick-off 5.30pm). Purchase your tickets.