Sexton Could Be Back On Friday For Leinster

Jonathan Sexton, Leinster, Ireland
Sean Reidy
Sean Reidy

2 Jan 2017

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There's some good news for Leinster fans ahead of Friday's Guinness PRO 12 game against Zebre at the RDS. It looks like Johnny Sexton will be back after his recent spell of bad look with injuries.

That's according to Leinster backs coach Girvan Dempsey, who says the out-half has completed his extensive rehabilitation period.

CREDIT: Backs coach Girvan Dempsey Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Sexton picked up a severe hamstring problem during the November international against New Zealand at the Aviva stadium and has been on the sideline ever since. Dempsey confirmed that management have been monitoring his recovery at the Santry Sports clinic, which is progressing well.

Speaking to the 42.ie, Girvan said "They wanted to get to the crux of the issue and try and resolve it,” Dempsey said at Leinster’s UCD base today. It wasn’t a case of: ‘just get him back and roll him out there’. They wanted to use the time and try to get him 100%, get to the root of the problem and hopefully that will be the end of it. I think they have resolved it. He trained with us last week; he’s training now. Rehab has gone really well, so hopefully you’ll see him play this weekend."

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