Friday 20 April 2018

Leinster confirm Sean O'Brien fitness will be assessed ahead of Zebre clash

Seán OBrien of Leinster leaves the pitch with an injury during the first half of the Guinness PRO14 Round 17 match between Scarlets and Leinster at Parc Y Scarlets in Llanelli, Wales. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Seán OBrien of Leinster leaves the pitch with an injury during the first half of the Guinness PRO14 Round 17 match between Scarlets and Leinster at Parc Y Scarlets in Llanelli, Wales. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
David Kelly

David Kelly

SEAN O'BRIEN will be assessed this week before it can be confirmed whether or not he is available for selection for this weekend's Guinness PRO14 clash against Zebre, according to Leinster.

The Lions flanker returned to training last week after a shoulder injury and missed the Champions Cup quarter-final victory against Saracens last Sunday.

Leinster confirmed this morning that he is being assessed/available for selection which would be a boost ahead of the Champions Cup semi-final against Scarlets in

Rhys Ruddock came through his first game after a hamstring injury and may also make this weekend's game.

Luke McGrath went over on his ankle against Saracens and will also be further assessed.

Despite those positive updates, Leinster will still be missing a clutch of players this week.

Jack Conan injured his knee against Ospreys and will again miss this weekend's game with a view to resuming training in the Scarlets week.

Jordan Larmour was ruled out of the Saracens match with a calf issue and will return to training next week,

Dave Kearney has had an injury to his shoulder and has commenced his rehab.

Noel Reid was removed from the Ospreys game with an injury to his eye socket and will resume training this week.

There was no update on Robbie Henshaw (shoulder), Cathal Marsh (toe), Josh van der Flier (knee) and Tom Daly (knee).

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