Ireland wait on their wounded

04th Feb 2013, 12:25

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BOD: Several stitches inserted into a head wound

BOD: Several stitches inserted into a head wound

Ireland will delay naming their XV for Sunday's clash with England to give their injured players as much time to recover as possible.

Ireland will delay naming their line-up for Sunday's Six Nations clash with England to give their injured players as much time to recover as possible.

The Irish claimed a fabulous 30-22 victory over Wales at the Millennium Stadium and although nobody has been ruled out of the Dublin clash, many are under surveillance.

Number eight Jamie Heaslip has a cut leg and centre Gordon D'Arcy a dead leg, but the Leinster duo should be able to train this week.

Centre Brian O'Driscoll had several stitches inserted into a head wound but will participate in practice, as will prop Mike Ross, who suffered severe cramp.

A precautionary scan revealed no damage to full-back Rob Kearney's back, but substitute centre Keith Earls will see a specialist later this week to assess a shoulder problem.

Ireland host England in a match that could decide the winners of the 2013 Six Nations following France's shock 23-18 defeat by Italy in Rome.