There has been a massive development on Jack McGrath's elbow injury 5 years ago

There has been a massive development on Jack McGrath's elbow injury

"It's not as bad as it looked."

Jack McGrath only lasted nine-minutes in Leinster's Guinness Pro12 semi-final defeat to Scarlets and his Lions tour participation looked to be in severe doubt as he departed the field in visible pain with an elbow injury at the RDS.

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A Leinster source has revealed to SportsJOE, however, that McGrath's injury is not as bad as first feared and that the Dublin man is expected to board the flight to New Zealand with the British and Irish Lions in less than two weeks time.

This is massive news for Warren Gatland as the tough and durable McGrath was expected to have been the starting loosehead prop for the tour.

When on Saturday evening Asked if the injury put McGrath’s Lions involvement in doubt, Leinster Coach Leo Cullen said that it was too early to judge.

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“It’s very early to say,” said Cullen. “He has an ice pack on his arm. He just lost a bit of power there so we’ll see how he is.”

The most recent update suggests McGrath will line out in New Zealand, however.