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Leinster confirm Leavy will miss World Cup

Leinster and Ireland flanker Dan Leavy. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Leinster have confirmed that Dan Leavy will miss the World Cup later this year.

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He suffered a knee injury in his side’s 21-18 win over Ulster in the quarter-final of the Heineken Champions Cup in Dublin on Saturday.

In a message on Twitter, his club said: “Leinster Rugby can confirm that Dan Leavy had an initial scan yesterday [Sunday] on a complex knee ligament injury but needs further assessment this week,” the Irish province said on Twitter.

“He has been ruled out for the remainder of the season and into next season to include the Rugby World Cup.”

Leavy was stretchered off in the 63rd minute having replaced Sean O’Brien only 10 minutes earlier.

He had just returned from injury, having taken no part in Ireland’s Six Nations campaign.

Speaking in the aftermath of the match head coach Leo Cullen said “Dan’s had a bad injury. I don’t want to get into too much detail. He’ll be out for a while. We’ll get it assessed and take it from there,”

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“Been a tough year now but that’s sometimes the nature of our game, it’s a tough one for Dan.”

Leinster will face Toulouse in the semi-finals of the Champions Cup on Sunday April 21st at the Aviva Stadium.

You may also like: Stephen Ferris discusses Ireland’s form of late leading into a World Cup.

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