Next LIVE rugby on TV
to be announced
Wed, 31 Jul 2013 14:30:05 +0000
  • Switch Edition
ESPN SCRUM / Ireland / Story
Follow@ESPNSCRUM
Irish Rugby
Fears grow over O'Driscoll's injury
ESPN Staff
October 18, 2013

Leinster are unsure when Brian O'Driscoll will return from the injury he sustained against Cardiff Blues on September 27.

Ireland's most-capped player tore his calf in the match and missed their Heineken Cup opener against Ospreys last Saturday. And he has been omitted from their squad for the game against Castres at the weekend.

There is no indication of when O'Driscoll will be fit to return and fears are growing he may not be back on the field in time to take part in Ireland's match against Samoa on November 9. When asked about O'Driscoll's fitness, Leinster boss Matt O'Connor told the Irish Times: "He is still struggling with that calf but the medics are pretty confident he'll be involved some time soon.

"It's a little bit loose. Calf strains are calf strains. It is ticking the box day on day to see where he gets to. We hope he plays next week. He may or may not. It is yet to be determined. It is certainly not going to be months but who knows?"

© ESPN Sports Media Ltd
Download ESPN's new UK multisport app, a fresh and powerful new way to follow your favourite UK sports news, scores and video.

Live Sports

Communication error please reload the page.

  • Football

  • Cricket

  • Rugby

    • Days
    • Hrs
    • Mins
    • Secs

    F1 - United States GP

  • OtherLive >>

    Tennis - Swiss Indoors
    Tennis - Valencia Open
    Tennis - WTA Tour Championships
  • Rugby

    Michael Cheika offered Wallabies job

    Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has revealed he has been offered the Wallabies' job

  • Football

    Brilliant Aguero is useless in training, says Hart

    Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart has hailed the brilliance of Sergio Aguero, although he claims the striker is "useless" in training

  • Football

    Rodgers defends under-fire Balotelli

    Brendan Rodgers defended Mario Balotelli after the striker once again failed to find the net in Liverpool's 3-2 win over QPR on Sunday, saying he is trying his best

  • Football

    Van Gaal regrets 'stupid' three-month target

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says he was "stupid" to invite people to analyse his reign after three months as he admitted his side are still playing catch-up with the Premier League's title contenders

  • Rugby

    New Zealand hand Dan Carter recall

    Dan Carter will make his return to the All Blacks squad for the first time this year after he was ruled out of the Bledisloe and Rugby Championship Tests due to a leg injury

Sponsored Links
Make $170 in 60 seconds!
Google Vs Facebook, 60 sec. knock out! Choose a champion, Become a Winner!
Make $25 in 1 Minute!
Start trading with the biggest broker! Register now to receive $25 for FREE!