Leinster Rugby team news and squad updates on injuries

There will be weekly updates with Leinster Rugby team news and injuries updates as they become available.

24th August

Ahead of this afternoon’s media event with Robin McBryde and Ed Byrne, Leinster Rugby Head Coach Leo Cullen has issued the following injury update ahead of the Guinness PRO14 game on Saturday against Ulster Rugby.

Injury Update – Available for Selection:

Cian Healy, Josh van der Flier and Johnny Sexton: all three were withdrawn in the second half of the game against Munster Rugby as a precaution with minor injuries (Cian (arm), Josh (hand), Johnny (thumb)) but are expected to be available for selection this week against Ulster Rugby.

Injury Update – Further Assessment Required:

Tadhg Furlong: was withdrawn from the Munster Rugby game as a precaution having picked up a minor back injury. Will be further assessed this week before a final decision is made on his involvement against Ulster Rugby.

Rhys Ruddock: was withdrawn from the Munster Rugby game as a precaution with a minor quadriceps injury. Will be further assessed this week before a final decision is made on his involvement against Ulster Rugby.

Injury Update – Unavailable for Selection:

Dave Kearney: was withdrawn in the second half of the Munster Rugby game with a hamstring injury. Requires further assessment this week but will be unavailable for selection for the Ulster Rugby game.

Vakh Abdaladze: had a procedure on a long-standing back issue last week and will require further assessment in the coming weeks.

Dan Leavy: will again look to increase his training involvement this week as he recovers from his knee injury.

No New Injury Update – Unavailable for Selection:

Fergus McFadden (calf), Conor O’Brien (hamstring), Adam Byrne (hamstring) and James Ryan (shoulder)

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18th August 

Leinster Rugby Head Coach Leo Cullen has issued an injury update ahead of Saturday’s Guinness PRO14 clash with Munster Rugby in the Aviva Stadium (Kick-Off: 7.35pm – live on Eir Sport and RTE Radio).

Injury Update – Available for Selection:

Peter Dooley: is expected to return to training this week after a shoulder injury

Injury Update – Unavailable for Selection:

Vakh Abdaladze: is due to have a procedure this week on a long-standing back issue. We will get clarity on his expected return to play time following the procedure

Fergus McFadden: picked up a calf injury and will be unavailable for up to six weeks

Conor O’Brien: had a procedure last week on a long-standing hamstring issue and is expected to be unavailable for a number of months

Dan Leavy: will progress his gradual exposure to rugby training this week as he recovers from his knee injury

No New Injury Update – Unavailable for Selection:

Adam Byrne (hamstring) and James Ryan (shoulder)

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11th August

While speaking to the media today, Senior coach Stuart Lancaster offered an injury update for the Leinster Rugby squad ahead of our return to rugby.

Winger Adam Byrne underwent a procedure last week on a hamstring injury and will now be out of action for up to 12 weeks.

There are no new updates on James Ryan (shoulder), Peter Dooley (shoulder), Vakh Abdaladze (back) or Dan Leavy (knee).

3rd August 2020

Leo Cullen has issued a squad injury update as the team continues preparations for a return against Munster at Aviva Stadium on 22 August, with news that Adam Byrne and James Ryan will both be out of action for several weeks.

Ryan suffered a shoulder injury in training before the recent break and had a procedure to address the issue. He will be out of action for up to 10-12 weeks.

Byrne suffered a hamstring injury and is due to have a procedure this week. He will be out of action for up to 12 weeks.

Peter Dooley is rehabilitating a shoulder injury. He will aim to return to training in the next two weeks.

Vakh Abdaladze suffered a recurrence of his back injury and is seeking further opinion before a course of rehabilitation is decided upon.

James Lowe returned to training last week having followed all government health advice and guidelines upon his arrival back into the country from New Zealand.

Dan Leavy is continuing to integrate gradually into rugby training after a significant multi-ligament knee injury.