Dan Leavy Posts Heartbreaking Message Following World Cup Ending Injury

Jason Hennessy

Jason Hennessy

Jason is the editor here at RugbyLAD and a proud Limerick man.
Jason Hennessy

“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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