United Rugby Championship: Leinster keep James Ryan on ice

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 Credit: PA Images
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A Leinster injury update has confirmed that James Ryan has stayed behind to train in Ireland despite passing concussion protocols ahead of the province’s trip to South Africa.

Ryan was concussed from a heavy hit by England’s Charlie Ewels in the Six Nations in March and has had to deal with several concussion issues in recent seasons.

Mixed news

“James Ryan was involved in the extended match day squad against Connacht and is once again available for selection but has not travelled to South Africa and will continue to train back in Dublin,” a Leinster statement read.

There was better news for internationals Andrew Porter and Ronan Kelleher, who have both recovered from their respective knocks and have travelled with the side.

But there was no update on long-term injury sufferers Dave Kearney (hamstring), Will Connors (knee) and Ryan Baird (back), as Leinster face a pivotal four weeks in their season, including both the South Africa tour and the subsequent Champions Cup date with Leicester.

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