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16th Apr 2017

Irish international gets devastating injury, fans are distraught

Such terrible luck

Sean McMahon

Rugby can be a cruel, cruel sport.

If you missed Saturday evening’s clash between Connacht and Leinster at the Sportsgrounds, then you missed out, big time.

Seven tries, a final scoreline of 37-24 to the Leo Cullen’s team, John Muldoon’s 300th appearance, a blistering performance from Tiernan O’Halloran and some Bundee Aki controversy.

What more could you want?

Definitely, check out the highlights if you can, it will be well worth your time.

Anyway, there was one moment during the game which went a little bit unnoticed and that was a very unfortunate injury to Dave Kearney.

The 27-year-old was making his first start for Leinster after coming back from his latest injury setback.

Kearney has played just 410 minutes of rugby this season, the majority of which came at the beginning of this year’s PRO 12.

Ankle and toe injuries have been the reason for this.

Last week he made a 20-minute cameo against Ospreys and at the Sportsground, he made his first start since injury – the perfect opportunity to win his wing spot back.

Cruelly, Kearney got his leg trapped in the tackle after 47 minutes and it looked like the winger suffered a serious ankle injury – again.

Fans were understandably gutted for him.

The victory had a sour taste to it. 

We’re still waiting on news on the severity of the injury but we can only hope that it is not as serious as initially feared.

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