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Kearney hopeful after op

Published 16/02/2011 | 05:00

6 December 2010; Leinster's Rob Kearney pulls out the name of Cistercian College Roscrea during the Powerade Leinster Schools Rugby Junior Cup draw alongside team-mate Brian O'Driscoll during the Powerade Leinster Schools Cup competition draws. Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE
6 December 2010; Leinster's Rob Kearney pulls out the name of Cistercian College Roscrea during the Powerade Leinster Schools Rugby Junior Cup draw alongside team-mate Brian O'Driscoll during the Powerade Leinster Schools Cup competition draws. Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

ROB Kearney yesterday went under the knife once again as he continues to recover from the knee injury that has ruled him out of the start of the Six Nations.

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The Leinster full-back has been out since damaging his knee in November.

He had an operation at that time and underwent an arthroscopy procedure yesterday morning, with the results said to be positive.

"The procedure was a scheduled one to check the injury was healing correctly, and all the indications are that it is doing so," said an IRFU spokesman.

Declan Kidney had hoped to have the Louth man back at the start of March, but now faces a waiting game as he begins his recuperation.

Kearney took to Twitter to inform fans of his operation, saying: "Hopefully get good news and be given the all-clear to get back on the field again."

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