Joey Carberry ruled out of Test series in Japan with ankle injury

Ireland have lost Joey Carbery to injury
Ireland have lost Joey Carbery to injury
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Ireland international Joey Carberry will miss the upcoming two-match Test series against Japan after sustaining an ankle injury.

The Leinster fly-half suffered the blow during the recently concluded Test against USA at Red Bull Arena where he was replaced in the 50th minute. The 21-year-old contributed with two conversions as Ireland went on to win the game by 19-55.

Ireland skills coach Richie Murphy confirmed the news on Carberry, who underwent a scan following the game at Red Bull Arena.

"As far as I know it's a either a grade two or a grade three ankle sprain but he's going to be off his feet for a couple of weeks," said Murphy.

"The medical staff say he'll be ready to train in four to five weeks' time."

Meanwhile, Ireland have recalled Ulster fly-half Paddy Jackson as the replacement for Carberry for the two Tests against Japan that will be played in Shizuoka and Tokyo on 17th and 24th June respectively.

 

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