Irish striker Dan Leavy was ruled out of the Rugby World Cup with what his province Leinster describes as ‘a complex ligament injury to the knee’.Flanker Leavy was carried off on a stretcher in the 21-18 World Cup semifinal win against Ulster in Dublin on Saturday.
He had replaced his compatriot Sean O’Brien 10 minutes earlier. Leavy underwent an initial scan Sunday, but Leinster said the injury requires a reassessment this week. There are chances for Dan Leavy to be a part of World Cup this year. Their fans are booking Rugby World Cup Tickets to watch live performances.
“He’s out for the rest of the season and for next season he should include the Rugby World Cup,” said Leinster.
Leavy had just returned from an injury, having taken no part in the Six Nations campaign in Ireland. The Leinster flanker had an outstanding Six Nations campaign last year, with Ireland winning only the country’s third Grand Slam.
He won the last of his 11 caps against Argentina in November. On his Instagram page, Leavy said he ‘had a hard time expressing how devastated I am’.
“Firstly, miss the end of the business season with my Leinster brothers and our chance to win another league and European title,” Leavy said. Secondly, missing an opportunity to play a World Cup in Japan haunts my thoughts.
All I have always aimed for in my career is the opportunity to shine on the world stage for my country and make the country and my family proud. Leavy promised he would come back adding that he would watch his number one support.
Irish coach Joe Schmidt is already worried about the health of flanker Josh van der Flier, absent for the rest of the season after groin surgery. He could return for the World Cup in Japan, which starts on September 20, with Ireland’s first match two days later against Scotland.
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