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There's Some Mixed News On Ireland's Injuries This Morning

There's Some Mixed News On Ireland's Injuries This Morning
By Conor O'Leary

Two wins from two, with a maximum of ten points attained. They may have only been against Canada and Romania, but that's all Ireland can do with the schedule so far. Unlike Wales, Ireland haven't been hit with two many injuries, but there were some concerns coming from the Romanian game.

With Robbie Henshaw held back as a precaution, Rob Kearney was the main concern after the game.

In the Monday morning injury report, Ireland team manager Mick Kearney gave an update on the health of the squad.

There was a positive news on Henshaw, who is expected to train fully all week - meaning he would be highly likely to start against Italy. Keith Earls should complete the return to play protocols tomorrow, and will also be available for Sunday. Earls did face the media after the game on Sunday, saying that he had a neck stinger, and it wasn't a head injury. Protocols dictate that Earls needs to pass the head assessment tomorrow as he was taken off for a head assessment during the game though.

There was less positive news on Rob Kearney. The full-back has sustained a gluteal strain, and will go for a scan later today. Mick Kearney said that we should know more within the next 24-48 hours. This would would appear to rule him out of training the full week, and therefore the Italy match. Simon Zebo demonstrated that he's capable of filling in for Kearney, especially against an underperforming Italy team.

We should see Rob Kearney again this World Cup, but whether he's ready for France or not will come to light in the next two days. A nation crosses our fingers.

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