Leinster hope to have injured trio back for Aviva clash

Healy, O’Brien and Boss all nursing knocks ahead of Northampton game

Seán O’Brien in action against Northampton during the Heineken Cup game at Franklin’s Gardens. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Seán O’Brien in action against Northampton during the Heineken Cup game at Franklin’s Gardens. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Mon, Dec 9, 2013, 15:24

Leinster are hopeful that Ireland international trio of Cian Healy, Seán O’Brien and Isaac Boss will be available for next Saturday’s Heineken Cup clash against Northampton at the Aviva Stadium.

Prop Healy was a late withdrawal from the side that ran out 40-7 winners at Franklin’s Gardens last Saturday and his leg injury will continue to be assessed by Leinster’s medical staff during the week.

Scrumhalf Boss was a late withdrawal from the bench for the game against the Saints with a tight hamstring, his place going to John Cooney, but Leinster expect him to be fit for selection this weekend.

O’Brien suffered a dead leg during the first half of the game and was replaced by Shane Jennings.

O’Brien is set to limit his on-field training in the early part of the week, but is expected to be fit for selection.

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