ROB KEARNEY HAS suffered another injury setback after picking up a knee issue in last weekend’s Guinness Pro12 defeat to Glasgow Warriors.
The 30-year-old was plagued by hamstring injuries last season and missed Ireland’s tour of South Africa as a result.
Kearney had worked his way back to fitness and showed promising form for Leinster in the early weeks of the new campaign, culminating in a try-scoring performance against the Warriors last weekend.
Kearney was replaced after 59 minutes of the clash in Scotstoun, however, and Leinster have this afternoon confirmed that the fullback sustained a knee injury and has been forced to undergo medical tests.
The Louth man was assessed in the Sports Surgery Clinic in Santry this morning and Leinster say they are waiting on results of the scans. Kearney will definitely miss this weekend’s visit to Edinburgh in the Pro12 and the eastern province will be waiting anxiously to learn whether Kearney’s latest injury is a longer-term one.
Meanwhile, Fergus McFadden suffered a “minor quad issue” during the captain’s run ahead of the Glasgow defeat and will be assessed further this week.
Squad captain Isa Nacewa remains on the comeback trail after an arm injury, although he trained fully last week and will also be assessed further over the coming days.
Dave Kearney and Mick Kearney came through the Glasgow fixture unscathed after their returns from injury.