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

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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