BRIAN O’DRISCOLL WAS forced to exit today’s Pro12 semi-final against Ulster early after the world record holder of caps appeared to be knocked out cold after attempting to tackle Iain Henderson.
Post-match, head coach Matt O’Connor initially said that both O’Driscoll and Fergus McFadden (who was also forced off injured) were fine, but when pressed on O’Driscoll, added:
“A bit of a bang on his neck and a bit of a bang on his head, but he’s down there [in the dressing room] and he knows exactly what he’s doing.”
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In an attritional game, O’Connor said that Dave Kearney had “tweaked” his knee while Isaac Boss, who was pulled out of the squad before kick-off, suffered a minor aggravation of a calf injury.
Originally published 20.43