O’Donnell to miss World Cup

Date published: August 10 2015

Ireland have suffered a blow ahead of the Rugby World Cup after openside flanker Tommy O'Donnell was ruled out of the tournament due to injury.

The Ireland team management issued a medical bulletin after Saturday's victory over Wales. Flanker O'Donnell suffered a hip injury in Cardiff.

"Investigations at University Hospital Wales yesterday afternoon confirmed that Tommy O'Donnell suffered a hip dislocation in the game against Wales," read the statement on Monday.

"He will be limited to non-weight bearing activity for at least six weeks and has unfortunately been ruled out of participating in RWC 2015.

"Andrew Trimble will have a a precautionary scan on the foot injury he sustained against Wales."