Leg wound to restrict Heaslip in training
Leinster confident over return of D’Arcy and O’Brien for Ospreys game
Jamie Heaslip leaves the field with a leg wound during the Amlin Challenge Cup semi-final match between Leinster and Biarritz at the RDS. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images
Jamie Heaslip is expected to sit out full training with Leinster in the coming days after receiving several stitches to a right leg wound which is expected to limit his on-field preparations this week ahead of the Pro12 meeting with the Ospreys at the RDS on Friday night.
The Ireland captain produced a man-of-the-match performance in the 44-16 hammering of Biarritz at the RDS on Saturday, scoring two tries as Leinster booked a date in the Amlin Challenge Cup decider against Stade Francais at the Ballsbridge venue on May 17th.
Flanker Kevin McLaughlin suffered a broken nose during the first half of the game but was able to return to action after treatment.
Leinster are optimistic that Gordon D’Arcy and Seán O’Brien – who were both ruled out of the Biarritz game through calf injuries – will be available for selection for the Ospreys game in the final round of matches before the play-offs. Brendan Macken returns to full training this week after suffering a broken hand.
A win for Leinster on Friday would guarantee them a home semi-final in the Pro12.