The Latest On Joey Carbery’s Worrying Hamstring Injury
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Joey Carbery might not miss the rest of the Six Nations after all after head coach Joe Schmidt revealed both he and Johnny Sexton are on track to be fit for the visit of France to Dublin next weekend.
Carbery missed the win over Italy with a hamstring problem, with Munster boss Johann van Grann worried the injury could keep him out of the games against France and Wales, as well as Munster’s Champions Cup quarter final clash with Edinburgh next month.
But those fears seem to have been allayed, with Schmidt revealing Ireland are hopeful Carbery can train next Wednesday.
“They’re both on track,” said Schmidt.
“Johnny is certainly ahead of Joey. Johnny is going to be fine, he’ll train next week. We’re hoping that Joey will be fit to train, potentially on Wednesday. If he can train Wednesday and do Friday then that’s sufficient lead-in that he can be in contention.
“So we’ll just have to wait and see, more so on Joey, but we’d be very confident about Johnny.”
A boost for Ireland but an even bigger one for Munster who will most definitely need their talisman if they are to overcome Edinburgh in Murrayfield next month.