Brian O’Driscoll making excellent recovery

    Leinster captain Leo Cullen has said that Brian O’Driscoll is making an excellent recovery from the recent surgery on his neck.

    Speaking to RTÉ Radio, Cullen said: “He was in there [with Leinster] yesterday. He only had surgery just under two weeks ago. I was surprised when I saw him because he has no neck brace or anything.

    “He has a small scar on his neck. He’s up and about, there are no issues. Obviously, he’s just got to start back on the road to rehab.”

    The 33-year-old admitted that the Irish captain had been suffering with the injury for some time, but had put surgery on hold as he tried to play through the pain barrier.

    “He’s gone for surgery but he has carried that knock for quite a long time. You wouldn’t necessarily see it when he plays but he has catered himself in training so he doesn’t get another bang, doesn’t get that ‘stinger’ sensation.

    “His is a different problem, more stemming from his neck, obviously a disc fusion there. He looks great now after getting it done. I’m sure he’ll be back,” said Cullen.

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