Sunday 19 November 2017

Worst fears confirmed as dislocated hip rules Tommy O'Donnell out of World Cup

Ireland flanker Tommy O’Donnell is stretchered off during the Rugby World Cup warm-up game against Wales on Saturday
Ireland flanker Tommy O’Donnell is stretchered off during the Rugby World Cup warm-up game against Wales on Saturday
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Munster's Tommy O'Donnell has been ruled out of the upcoming World Cup after suffering a dislocated hip in the friendly win over Wales at the weekend.

The Tipperary native went down in innocuous circumstances towards the end of the encounter at the millennium Stadium, but it became apparent quite quickly that he was in severe discomfort as he was escorted off the pitch by team doctor Eanna Falvey.

Today the IRFO confirmed the worst fears, ruling out any possibility of O'Donnell featuring in the tournament which kicks off on September 19.

"Investigations at University Hospital Wales yesterday afternoon confirmed that Tommy suffered a hip dislocation in the game against Wales," a spokesperson said.

"He will be limited to non-weight bearing activity for at least 6 weeks and has unfortunately been ruled out of participating in RWC15."

There was better news for winger Andrew Trimble, who will have a scan on his foot injury this week. Schmidt was more upbeat post-match regarding the Ulster winger's injury, despite the fact the Ulster winger missed most of last season with a foot problem.

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