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Leinster 'optimistic' Sexton will be fit for Exeter clash despite quad injury

 

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Leinster's Jonathan Sexton. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Leinster's Jonathan Sexton. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Leinster's Jonathan Sexton. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Leinster are optimistic Johnny Sexton will be fit to play in Saturday's Champions Cup rematch against Exeter Chiefs at the Aviva Stadium.

The Ireland out-half picked up a quad problem in the win over the Premiership champions on Sunday but is expected to recover in time.

"We're optimistic," Stuart Lancaster said. "He'll be training later in the week.

"We got back today (Monday), so we only train Wednesday this week. Thursday is off and then captain's run on Friday."

The prognosis is not so good for Rhys Ruddock (hamstring) however, as he faces a considerable spell on the sidelines.

Munster, meanwhile, are sweating over the fitness of Andrew Conway and Rhys Marshall (both concussion) ahead of their trip to Leicester.

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