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Johnny Sexton to join Sean O'Brien in having injury scanned in New Zealand

The Leinster pair will know more after scans on Monday in Auckland.

Image: Dan Sheridan; ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan/INPHO

JOHNNY SEXTON WILL undergo a scan on his ankle injury in Auckland on Monday, the same day Sean O’Brien has his shoulder injury scanned.

The Lions out-half suffered his ankle injury in the first half of Saturday’s 15-15 draw with the All Blacks, but was strapped up by the tourists’ medical team and played on.

Sexton, who also successfully underwent a HIA on Saturday, will have the injury scanned in New Zealand on Monday, with the Lions set to fly home on Tuesday.

O’Brien, who was replaced at half time of Saturday’s Test due to a shoulder injury he sustained in a big counter-rucking hit from the All Blacks’ Jerome Kaino, will also undergo a scan on Monday.

The Leinster man lost the power in his left shoulder after the heavy hit in the 32nd minute of the draw with the Kiwis and though he played on until half time, he was unable to continue thereafter.

The Lions have been enjoying each others’ company since Saturday, with the tourists having opted to remain on in New Zealand for a few extra days without training and match day demands.

Sean O'Brien with Kieran Read and Ngani Laumape Source: James Crombie; ©INPHO/James Crombie/INPHO

However, Sexton and O’Brien will have to head for medical procedures on Monday and Leinster will be hoping the results are positive as they plan for next season having already lost Robbie Henshaw until October due to a torn pectoral muscle.

The Ireland centre tore his pec off the bone in the Lions’ 31-31 draw with the Hurricanes the week of the second Test and had an operation upon his return home.

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