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Sexton Knee Injury Means Worrying Few Days Ahead For Leinster

Sexton Knee Injury Means Worrying Few Days Ahead For Leinster
By Aonghus Ó Maicín Updated
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Leinster are facing into a nervous few days of speculation as they await an update on an knee injury sustained by Jonathan Sexton today against Northampton Saints.

The club captain's day was cut short within the opening minutes of the second half after a tackle from Matt Proctor appeared to have injured his knee. Nevertheless, the province went on to record a convincing 16-43 win in Franklin's Gardens but Sexton was also seen hobbling on the pitch at the final whistle with his knee in strapping.

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Speaking to Leinster Rugby TV after the game, Leo Cullen admitted that the out-half could be a major doubt for next weekend's return clash with the Saints back at the Aviva Stadium.

The head coach said:

We'll get it assessed. We'll get it scanned...and we'll see what that says. He's in a little bit of discomfort there so it doesn't look fantastic for next week. But we'll see how much damage he has done to himself.

Meanwhile, Harry Byrne was a late withdrawal from Lansdowne's squad today ahead of their clash with Terenure in the AIL. Leinster have yet to comment on the youngster's prospects of lining out for the province in Ballsbridge next Saturday evening.

On a positive note for last year's Champions Cup finalists, today's win puts them in a commanding position at the top of their pool with three wins from three thus far.

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