Wednesday 18 September 2019

Cian Healy's injury fears allayed as prop hobbles out of warm-up at Twickenham

Ireland's Cian Healy leaves the pitch with an injury during the International match against England at Twickenham Stadium in London, England. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
Ireland's Cian Healy leaves the pitch with an injury during the International match against England at Twickenham Stadium in London, England. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Cian Healy hobbled off in Ireland's heavy warm-up defeat to England at Twickenham, but head coach Joe Schmidt was positive on the prop's recovery.

Healy was able to walk off the field late in the first half but the Leinster prop looked uncomfortable, clasping his ankle while he received on-field treatment from the Irish medical team.

"Cian sprained his ankle, he's had an X-ray, he walked from the pitch so that's a good sign," Schmidt said.

Before Healy's injury, Conor Murray had passed a Head Injury Assessment but was replaced at half-time as a precaution.

The Munster scrum-half was injured while tackling England winger Jonny May.

Television replays showed Murray's head making contact with May's elbow.

Murray was able to returned to action for the final minutes of the first half, before being replaced at half-time by Luke McGrath.

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