Wednesday 28 September 2016

Jamie Heaslip not in danger of missing Six Nations following injury against Opsreys

Published 09/01/2016 | 13:25

Jamie Heaslip, Leinster, leaves the pitch after picking up an injury accompanied by Ciaran Cosgrave, Leinster team doctor. Guinness PRO12, Round 12, Ospreys v Leinster. Liberty Stadium, Swansea, Wales. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE
Jamie Heaslip, Leinster, leaves the pitch after picking up an injury accompanied by Ciaran Cosgrave, Leinster team doctor. Guinness PRO12, Round 12, Ospreys v Leinster. Liberty Stadium, Swansea, Wales. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

Jamie Heaslip is not in danger of missing Ireland's Six Nations opener against Wales on February 7 after he was forced to go off with suspected concussion against the Ospreys.

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Heaslip was substituted after just six minutes with blood coming from his lip in last night's 22-9 win over the Ospreys - a win that saw the Blues return to the top of the Pro12 table.

The Ireland number eight will go through return to play protocols but Independent.ie understands that there is no danger of him missing Ireland's Six Nations opener next month and he should be back in action for next week's clash against Bath or the following week away to Wasps.

“Jamie took a pretty heavy knock at the start of the game,” said Leo Cullen after last night's match.

“He came through pretty quickly after we took him off.

“I talked to him at the end of the game and he is up an about.

“We will manage him over the course of the week and see how he is with the return to play protocols.

“He has not a head knock in four or five years so it’s been quite a while. We have had a chat there and we will see how he is in the early part of the week."

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