Leinster senior coach Stuart Lancaster has issued an injury update ahead of the St. Stephen’s Day GUINNESS PRO12 clash with Munster at Thomond Park (kick-off 5.30pm).
Stuart Lancaster issued a clean bill of health from the Northampton Saints game with Cian Healy – taken off for a head injury assessment in the 77th minute – passed fit and available for selection for Munster.
Lancaster revealed that Healy had been taken off as a precaution on the back of a touchline video review by the Leinster medical team but the injury was not in fact a head injury and no HIA was required.
Noel Reid, who was brought on in the 63rd minute, also came through the game with no issues following the foot injury which had kept him out for the last few weeks. Otherwise, the rest of the province’s matchday squad came through fine.
Lancaster revealed that Jonathan Sexton will again be out in the Sports Surgery Clinic in Santry this week and is being monitored closely. Leinster will continue to assess his progress with his hamstring injury.
There was good news for Billy Dardis who has now come through the rehabilitation process for his shoulder and will partake in full training this week. He will now be available for selection.
However, it was confirmed that Rob Kearney is unavailable for selection this week. He will, however, be reviewed at the start of next week ahead of the round 12 encounter with Ulster.
In addition, both Joey Carbery and Dave Kearney were ruled out for the next while. Carbery had an ankle operation last week for syndesmosis repair and will be out of action for up to eight weeks, while Kearney saw a specialist last week and had an operation on an ankle injury. He will be out for up to six weeks.
There were no updates on long-term absentees Fergus McFadden, Mike Ross, Jordi Murphy and Cathal Marsh.