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Joe Schmidt Issues Positive Injury Update On Sexton And Murray

Joe Schmidt Issues Positive Injury Update On Sexton And Murray

As we all tried to catch our breath in the dramatic endgame of Ireland/Wales, the joy and relief were tempered somewhat by an image of Johnny Sexton picking himself gingerly off the bench to congratulate teammates and bask in the glow of victory.

TV3 said that Sexton had picked up a hamstring injury, causing alarm ahead of the Scotland game.

After the game, however, Joe Schmidt offered a positive injury update on Sexton, saying that he had suffered a dead glute, having taken a knee to his, well, arse.

He also confirmed that Conor Murray hurt himself when he twisted his knee as his foot was caught in a ruck. While both are expected to sit out Ireland's next training session on Tuesday, they are expected to be fine for the Scotland game in a fortnight.

In even better news for Ireland, a raft of players will now come back in contention for that game. Schmidt confirmed to the press that Sean O'Brien is likely to play for Leinster next weekend, which means he may be in the shake-up for inclusion against Scotland at the Aviva. Garry Ringrose is likely to be involved in that game, too, having come through Leinster's hammering of the Southern Kings unscathed. Tadhg Furlong and Iain Henderson may also be fit for inclusion, too.

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Gavin Cooney
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Changed the spelling of his name upon pressure from Michael Owen.

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