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Dan Leavy Opens Up On His 'Devastation' After Cruel Injury News

Dan Leavy Opens Up On His 'Devastation' After Cruel Injury News

Leinster and Ireland flanker Dan Leavy has been ruled out for the remainder of the season and the upcoming World Cup after suffering a complex knee ligament injury against Ulster during the Champions Cup clash at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.

It is a cruel blow for a player who just recently returned from injury. The 24-year-old has had a remarkable impact since breaking onto the senior scene but suffered the injury shortly after coming on last weekend. BT Sport decided not to show replays, such was the severity of the injury, and Leavy was administered oxygen as he left the field.

In a statement on social media, the Leinster man spoke of his devastation at the news.

Struggling to put into words how devastated I am with the injury... Firstly to miss the business end of the season with my Leinster 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.

 

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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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Leavy ended on an encouraging note, vowing that he "will be back."

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