Tuesday 12 December 2017

Leamy to see specialist in bid to save career

John Fallon

Irish international Denis Leamy is to see a specialist later this week in a bid to save his professional rugby career.

The 30-year-old back-rower is struggling to recover from a serious hip injury which ended his season in January when he underwent surgery.

Leamy made just four starts for Munster this season and there are fears that he could follow in the footsteps of the likes of Jerry Flannery and David Wallace, who were both forced to retire through injury in the past couple of months.

Outgoing Munster coach Tony McGahan -- who returns home to Australia today -- warned recently that Leamy faced some tough examinations before the summer break.

"It is a serious injury and we want to find out exactly where we are heading into the break and heading into the new season. There will be a point there that they'll gauge it and see where they are at," he said.

A key part in that looks set to arise in the coming days when Leamy, who signed a two-year contract extension in February, is examined by a specialist.

The Tipperary native, capped 57 times, played his last match for Ireland when he came off the bench against Wales in the World Cup.

Irish Independent

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