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Leinster will probably have to do without second row Kane Douglas (above) and hooker Richardt Strauss for their Champions Cup date at Harlequins on Sunday.

The Australian international was unable to participate in training yesterday as he followed the return-to-play protocols from a blow to the head received against The Ospreys.

However, Mike McCarthy passed all his concussion tests to join the group and Tom Denton was back from a calf problem.

Ireland's Strauss has not been cleared to throw down his challenge to Sean Cronin and Bryan Byrne following a slight hamstring strain to the same area where he had surgery at the back end of last season.

There was better news for Ian Madigan, who recovered from a rolled ankle to take a full part in the session.

Full-back Rob Kearney and utility back Fergus McFadden are fit for purpose, while Luke Fitzgerald will be monitored on a daily basis.

Ireland centre Robbie Henshaw will not be ready to resume for Connacht, due to a hip pointer injury, for their Challenge Cup clash with Bayonne at The Sportsground on Saturday.

They have engine room problems of their own with Leinster's on-loan Quinn Roux (ankle sprain) and Galway man Andrew Browne (knee) both struggling to make the game.

This is partly balanced out by the return of another second row Aly Muldowney from the appropriate return-to-play concussion protocols.

Wing Niyi Adeolokun (ankle sprain), Ian Porter (foot sprain) and Tiernan O'Halloran (knee) remain unavailable too.


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