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Dan Leavy ruled out for 'at least two months' in latest cruel injury blow

Two Leinster players are currently in isolation due to Covid-19, while Sunday’s opponents Montpellier have reported three new cases.

Leavy underwent a procedure to stabilise a wrist fracture (file photo).
Leavy underwent a procedure to stabilise a wrist fracture (file photo).
Image: Ben Brady/INPHO

Updated Jan 11th 2022, 5:02 PM

DAN LEAVY’S HORRIFIC run of bad luck with injuries continued today as Leinster ruled him out for at least two months following wrist surgery.

The flanker has made just four appearances for the province this season following his return from a second long-term knee injury.

And Leinster confirmed this afternoon that Leavy will be sidelined again after undergoing surgery last week to stabilise a fracture in his wrist. 

Leinster also confirmed that two players are currently in isolation due to Covid-19 — one as a close contact — ahead of Montpellier’s visit to the RDS on Sunday in the Heineken Champions Cup.

“This follows the latest round of PCR testing carried out at Leinster Rugby yesterday,” the province said.

Meanwhile Montpellier have reported three additional positive Covid-19 cases following their latest round of testing today.

The players concerned were immediately placed in isolation and the rest of the group continues to prepare for the trip to Leinster Rugby this weekend,” a Montpellier statement read.

Their Top 14 fixture against Toulouse last weekend was called off after 17 players returned positive tests, with today’s new cases casting further doubt on Sunday’s trip to Dublin.


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Updated at 5.05pm with further reporting from Ciarán Kennedy.


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