Johnny Sexton ruled out of Leinster's Champions Cup game against Northampton Saints

Johnny Sexton suffered a knee injury
Johnny Sexton suffered a knee injury
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Leinster will miss the services of Ireland international Johnny Sexton in the upcoming Heineken Champions cup game against Northampton Saints at Aviva Stadium following a knee injury.

The 34-year-old sustained the blow during the second half of the game against the Saints at Franklin's Gardens in the previous round and had to undergo a scan.

“He has a bit of strapping on his knee,” said Leinster coach Leo Cullen after the game against the Saints in the previous round which his side went on to win with a 16-43 margin.

“I’m not sure to tell you the truth. He will get a scan tomorrow and we’ll see what sort of extent it is.

“Yeah, he’s a little uncomfortable there at the moment. I don’t know the extent of it, but we’ll find out more in the early part of next week.”

Meanwhile, Leinster hooker Sean Cronin has been declared fit after recovering from a neck injury during Ireland's World Cup campaign.

With three wins from as many games, Leinster hold the top place in Pool 1 of the Champions Cup with 14 points while Northampton are at second in the table with nine points.

 

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