Sunday 25 March 2018

Fitzgerald to return as Conan blow confirmed

Luke Fitzgerald. Photo: Ramsey Cardy / Sportsfile
Luke Fitzgerald. Photo: Ramsey Cardy / Sportsfile
Cian Tracey

Cian Tracey

Luke Fitzgerald is in line to make his return from injury against Connacht on Saturday

The Ireland international missed the entire Six Nations after picking up a knee injury in an open training session at the end of January.

Fitzgerald is back in training and should feature in Galway, according to Girvan Dempsey.

"It's great to have him back. He's been out on the training pitch and he's really excited to get back in the fold," Leinster's backs coach said.

Rob Kearney and Marty Moore (both hamstring) are said to be "not far away" while Sean O'Brien is still two to three weeks away from a return from the hamstring injury that he picked up against France.

In less positive news, as revealed in last Thursday's Irish Independent, Jack Conan suffered an injury to the opposite foot to the one that has kept him out for large parts of the season and he is facing another spell on the sidelines.

Leinster will determine later today which Irish players will be available for Saturday's top-of-the-table clash at the Sportsground.

Irish Independent

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