He was the big absentee from Ireland's triumphant Six Nations campaign and now worries are growing that Andrew Trimble could also miss the upcoming World Cup. The foot injury sustained by the Ulster winger in the 35-21 victory over Wales has caused more trouble than initially expected and the Irish coaching team were not in a position to ease fears over Trimble's prospects of making the final 31 man squad.
Speaking at yesterday's pre match press conference ahead of the Scotland clash, kicking coach Richie Murphy confirmed that Trimble would certainly miss Saturday's game. However, more of a worry for Ireland fans is the fact that Trimble's injury is now 'a source of concern' for Joe Schmidt and his backroom team.
He is going for another scan tomorrow. Until we see what the result of that scan is we can’t really give you any further information.
It is a source of concern because he has a sore foot. We’ll have to see where that is at.
Earlier in the week Tommy O'Donnell became the first injury casualty of the warm-up games following the dislocated hip he sustained on Saturday. When announcing O'Donnell's injury, the IRFU also confirmed that Trimble was set for 'a precautionary scan' yesterday.
That scan has not cleared things up as much as Joe Schmidt would have liked and now Trimble is set for another scan today to discover the true extent of the foot injury.