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Twitter Reacts As Sean O’Brien Replaced Following Nasty Arm Injury

Guinness Series, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 10/11/2018 Ireland vs Argentina Ireland's Sean O'Brien injured with Dr. Ciaran Cosgrave Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Ireland are currently taking on Argentina in the second of their November series clashes and while very little separates the teams on the scoresheet, injuries are likely to be the biggest concern for Joe Schmidt ahead of the visit of the All Blacks next week.

Robbie Henshaw was withdrawn before kick-off after he appeared to pick up a knock in the warm-up. Ulster’s Will Addison came into the centre to replace him.

However, there was further disappointment as Sean O’Brien was replaced by Dan Leavy just before half-time with a serious arm injury.

While Ireland are fortunate to have plenty of depth in the back row, given that this is O’Brien’s first outing in a green jersey following a lengthy injury period, it’s even more gutting for the Carlow man and Twitter was quick to share its sympathy.

Johnny Sexton did manage to cheer up the Irish fans with a monster penalty from the halfway line to give Ireland the lead once again.

Half-time score in the Aviva Stadium: Ireland 15 Argentina 14

 

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