Joey Carbery out for up to six weeks

Date published: August 14 2019

Ireland fly-half Joey Carbery is in a race to be fit for the start of the World Cup after being ruled out for four to six weeks following an injury sustained against Italy.

The Munsterman was carried off with an ankle issue during their match in Dublin on Saturday and will miss the rest of the team’s warm-up matches.

Carbery has still been named in the updated 40-man squad, however, which has seen Joe Schmidt cut three more players.

Finlay Bealham, John Cooney and Mike Haley have returned to their provinces, with the national squad spending the next few days in Portugal on a warm weather training camp.

A statement read: “Joey Carbery will rehab his ankle injury with the national squad and is expected to be available for selection in 4-6 weeks.

“Devin Toner’s ankle knock has not presented any further issues while Rob Herring, who retired from the game early due to a back spasm, has also fully recovered.

“Finlay Bealham, John Cooney and Mike Haley have returned to their provincial bases.”

Ireland’s 40-man training squad

Forwards Rory Best, Tadhg Beirne, Jack Conan, Sean Cronin, Tadhg Furlong, Cian Healy, Iain Henderson, Rob Herring, Dave Kilcoyne, Jean Kleyn, Jack McGrath, Jordi Murphy, Tommy O’Donnell, Peter O’Mahony, Andrew Porter, Rhys Ruddock, James Ryan, John Ryan, Niall Scannell, CJ Stander, Devin Toner, Josh van der Flier

Backs Will Addison, Bundee Aki, Ross Byrne, Joey Carbery, Jack Carty, Andrew Conway, Keith Earls, Chris Farrell, Robbie Henshaw, Dave Kearney, Rob Kearney, Jordan Larmour, Kieran Marmion, Luke McGrath, Conor Murray, Garry Ringrose, Jonathan Sexton, Jacob Stockdale