Friday 20 April 2018

Leinster captain Cullen ‘surprised’ at the rate of progress by injured O’Driscoll

LEO Cullen – the captain of Heineken champions Leinster - says he is surprised at the progress made by Brian O'Driscoll after his career-threatening shoulder surgery.

He told RTÉ Radio: "He was in yesterday. He only had surgery just under two weeks ago. I was surprised when I saw him because he has no neck brace or anything.

"He has a small scar on his neck. He's up and about, there are no issues. Obviously, he's just got to start back on the road to rehab.

"He's gone for surgery but he has carried that knock for quite a long time. You wouldn't necessarily see it when he plays but he has catered himself in training so he doesn't get another bang, doesn't get that 'stinger' sensation.

Added Cullen: "His is a different problem, more stemming from his neck, obviously a disc fusion there. He looks great now after getting it done. I'm sure he'll be back."

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