Positive update on Heaslip, Fitzgerald

Date published: January 11 2016

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Leinster have given a positive update on the injuries suffered to Jamie Heaslip and Luke Fitzgerald as they prepare to face Bath on Saturday.

The pair left the field against Ospreys on Friday with a head knock and shoulder injury respectively, creating concern for province and country.

However defence coach Kurt McQuilkin on Monday gave an update on the health of both players which will encourage Leinster supporters.

"Jamie took a bang on the head on the weekend, so he's going to follow the return to play protocols. Lukey Fitz took a stinger on the shoulder, so we're just going to assess him over the week and see how things go there," he told the Leinster website.

Meanwhile, scrum-half Isaac Boss could also return this weekend according to McQuilkin.

"Isaac Boss, hopefully we'll have him back training this week after the hamstring injury. Mike Ross is still a couple of weeks away with his hamstring issue," he added.

"Cian Healy has had an elective procedure on his knee, so he'll be a couple of weeks off also.

"Of the long-term guys – Mick Kearney, Hayden Triggs and Jack Conan – they're progressing well and we hope to have them back later down the line."

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