Leinster monitoring injuries ahead of Connacht match24/09/2012 - 13:55:49
The Leinster management will be hoping several key players can overcome minor knocks in time for Friday’s interprovincial clash against Connacht in the Sportsground (8pm).
With a large number of players away at international squad training until Wednesday, a reduced panel took to the UCD field for a training session this afternoon.
Gordon D’Arcy experienced discomfort after sustaining a blow to the ribs during the first half of Saturday evening’s win over Edinburgh but the Ireland centre is expected be fit to play on Friday night in Galway.
Eoin Reddan (minor quad strain) was a late withdrawal from Saturday’s line up and he too will be monitored by the medical team this week.
Shane Jennings (illness) and Jonathan Sexton (forearm) were both replaced as precautions, but the St. Mary’s College duo are expected to be available ahead of Thursday’s team announcement.
Should Jamie Heaslip feature on Friday night it will mark the Naas number eight’s 150th Leinster appearance.
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