Friday 22 February 2019

Leinster's Jack McGrath suffers knee injury in training

Jack McGrath with contact skills coach Hugh Hogan during Leinster rugby squad training at Energia Park in Dublin. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
Jack McGrath with contact skills coach Hugh Hogan during Leinster rugby squad training at Energia Park in Dublin. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
Ruaidhri O'Connor

Ruaidhri O'Connor

Leinster hope to have Jack McGrath fit and available to face Munster in three weeks’ time.

The province confirmed that the Lions prop suffered a knee injury in training, but he is not expected to face a long spell out.

They will have to do without the St Mary’s man this Saturday against Dragons and he could miss the clashes with Edinburgh and Connacht but the European champions hope to have him back for the Aviva Stadium meeting with their biggest rivals.

Leo Cullen is expected to recall his remaining fit internationals for the visit of his old team-mate Bernard Jackman and his side.

That means Johnny Sexton, Rob Kearney, James Ryan, Garry Ringrose and Josh van der Flier could all make their first appearance of the season at the RDS.

Along with McGrath, Leinster ruled out Tom Daly for between four and six weeks after he damaged his medial cruciate ligament in the ‘A’ side’s win over Ulster on Friday night.

Sean O’Brien and Dan Leavy are among the six players who remain on the injury list.

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