Ireland captain Johnny Sexton said his latest injury problem is “not major” and hoped to be fit for the Six Nations opener with Wales. Fly-half Sexton, who suffered hamstring issues at the back end of last year, limped off during Leinster’s PRO14 win over Munster on Saturday.
“Any time you get a little niggle like that it’s very frustrating because I trained hard to make sure that didn’t happen and it did at the time I didn’t want it to happen, which is somewhat typical,” said Sexton. “It’s not major and hopefully I will be back training by the end of the week and hopefully be fit for the Wales game. It can be frustrating when you pick up these things but it is a tough game to get through now.”
“I was in a good place before the Munster game, so I won’t let it get me down too much and just get back on the horse and hopefully I will be firing next week,” he added.
“He is progressing well. It’s nothing too serious. But he has a bit of a bone bruising, I understand, on his kneecap and bone bruising tends to take a bit of time to settle down and we understand that” said Farrell. “He probably won’t be available for the first two games and hopefully, fingers crossed, everything going well, he’s back up and running midway through the competition.”