Leinster duo James Ryan and Adam zbyrne are set for a spell on the sidelines after picking up injuries in training. The players were likely going to be key players for Leo Cullen when action resumes on 22nd of August.
The news comes after Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has issued a squad injury update. Cullen is now looking at finalising his plans for that crucial game against Munster in two weeks time.
The former Ireland and Leinster lock said that James Ryan suffered a shoulder injury in training and had a procedure to address the issue. Cullen said that he is expected to be out for 10-12 weeks. This will likely rule him out of the Six Nations games at the end of October against France and Italy.
Winger Adam Byrne picked up a hamstring injury in training and is also due to undergo a procedure later this week according TO Cullen. This again has lengthy absence of up to 12 weeks.
In other injury news, Peter Dooley is currently recovering from a shoulder injury. He is expected to return to training in a next couple of weeks. Vakh Abdaladze suffered a recurrence of his back injury. He is currently looking for a second opinion on what is the best option for him do regarding the injury. Meanwhile, James Lowe has returned to training last week following government health guidelines and advice upon arriving back from New Zealand. There is also good news around the return of Dan Leavy who is continuing to integrate gradually into rugby training after a significant multi-ligament knee. injury.
Leinster return to action on August 22nd with a game against Munster at the Aviva Stadium. A week later Leo Cullen’s side will play Ulster also taking place at the Aviva Stadium.