Broken leg ends Reddan’s season
Leinster scrumhalf ruled out for three months
Eoin Reddan is stretchered off at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images
Reddan fell awkwardly beneath a tackle in the final minute of a compelling match at the Aviva Stadium and was administered oxygen before being carried off.
Ireland’s injury-depleted ranks were swelled even further by a number of other casualties with lock Donnacha Ryan damaging his shoulder and centre Luke Marshall sustaining concussion.
Head coach Declan Kidney, however, refused to complain about Ireland’s misfortune.
“We took a conscious decision that we wouldn’t complain about things. Other people are worse off than we are, plus it’s such an insult to the lads coming on and having a huge go,” Kidney said.
“We’re frustrated, but there are lads coming in who have no experience at this level under their belts and are doing such a good job for us.
“On any given day Paul O’Connell, Tommy Bowe, Stephen Ferris and Jonathan Sexton would be in the running for a Lions spot.
“I’ve never experienced an injury run like this, but you work your way through and I spoke to (captain) Jamie Heaslip about it and we agreed not to complain.”