Injury Update: News On Luke Fitzgerald’s Shoulder Injury


Leinster are hopeful the in-form back will be available for their Champions Cup opener against Wasps.

The 28-year-old showed everybody just how lethal he could be in the backline when he came on against Argentina in the World Cup. Fitzgerald was eager to take that form into Leinster’s season but he lasted less than half an hour in his provincial return, against Treviso, last Sunday.

Fitzgerald worryingly picked up a shoulder injury. He had shoulder surgery in May before returning to full fitness for the World Cup.

Leinster coach Leo Cullen has confirmed that Fitzgerald will sit out this weekend’s Guinness PRO12 game with Scarlets. Cullen says Fitzgerald was sent for a scan based on his past injury profile rather than anything too concerning.

The coach is hoping to have Fitzgerald back for the November 15th home tie with Wasps. The scan results are expected today so Fitzgerald, Leinster and their fans will all be hoping for the best.

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