Leinster Issue Promising Injury Update Ahead Of Scarlets Clash


Ireland centre Robbie Henshaw has been given the green light to return to full training ahead of Leinster’s crucial Champions Cup semi-final clash with Scarlets on Saturday.

Henshaw has not played since Ireland’s Six Nations win over Italy back in February, undergoing shoulder surgery after the game, following a nasty landing after scoring his second try on the day.

Sean O’Brien and Luke McGrath meanwhile are 50/50 for the Aviva Stadium clash on Saturday.

“We’re not giving up hope on Sean (O’Brien),” Stuart Lancaster said on Monday.

“There comes a point in the week where you need to make a decision for the cohesion of the team. We’re not quite at that moment yet.

“Today and tomorrow morning’s training will be key to that. Robbie is good to go. He’s ticked all the boxes that he needs to tick.”

“(McGrath) is in a similar situation to Sean I would think,”

“He’s on an upward curve but again, the clock is ticking on that one.”

Hooker Richardt Strauss misses out due to a calf injury sustained against the Italians, while Rhys Ruddock is also a likely absentee due to a hamstring problem, while James Lowe looks set to miss out if McGrath doesn’t pull through.

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