Dan Leavy Posts Heartbreaking Message Following World Cup Ending Injury

“I will be back.”

It was confirmed today that Leinster flanker Dan Leavy will not only miss the rest of the domestic season – but the Rugby World Cup in Japan later this year too after suffering an horrific knee injury on Saturday.

The openside flanker was only on the pitch for a few minutes having replaced Sean O’Brien, when his knee got caught in an awkward position, resulting in a ‘complex knee ligament injury.’

He now faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines rehabbing the problem, but has remained defiant in a heartbreaking post on Instagram in reaction to the terrible news.

“Struggling to put into words how devastated I am with the injury…” Leavy wrote

“Firstly to miss the business end of the season with my @leinsterrugby brothers and our opportunity to pursue another European and league title.” 

“Secondly, to miss an opportunity to play in a world cup in Japan is haunting my thoughts. All I have ever aimed for in my career is the opportunity to shine on the world stage for my country and do the nation and my family proud. I fully back the @irishrugby boys to make a little bit of history as they always do and will watch on as #1 supporter.”

“I have been blown away by the messages of support and encouragement I’ve received already. I am blessed to have the family and friends I do and thank everyone for their well wishes!”

“Looking forward to starting the road to recovery soon… I will be back.”

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Struggling to put into words how devastated I am with the injury… Firstly to miss the business end of the season with my @leinsterrugby brothers and our opportunity to pursue another European and league title. Secondly, to miss an opportunity to play in a world cup in Japan is haunting my thoughts. All I have ever aimed for in my career is the opportunity to shine on the world stage for my country and do the nation and my family proud. I fully back the @irishrugby boys to make a little bit of history as they always do and will watch on as #1 supporter. I have been blown away by the messages of support and encouragement I've received already. I am blessed to have the family and friends I do and thank everyone for their well wishes! Looking forward to starting the road to recovery soon… I will be back DL

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