Ireland star ruled out of World Cup
INJURY UPDATE: Ireland will be without one of their star loose forwards at this year’s World Cup in Japan.
Leinster’s Dan Leavy suffered a knee injury in his side’s 21-18 win over Ulster in the quarterfinal of the Champions Cup in Dublin on Saturday.
“Leinster Rugby can confirm that Dan Leavy had an initial scan yesterday [Sunday] on a complex knee ligament injury but needs further assessment this week,” the Irish province siad viat Twitter.
“He has been ruled out for the remainder of the season and into next season to include the Rugby World Cup.”
Leavy was stretchered off in the 63rd minute having replaced Sean O’Brien only 10 minutes earlier.
He had just returned from injury, having taken no part in Ireland’s Six Nations campaign.