Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has said that the ankle injury suffered by Joey Carbery in Saturday afternoon’s win over Italy at the Aviva Stadium is “stable”.
The Auckland-born out-half left the field on a stretcher 10 minutes into the second half with an ankle injury.
Carbery attempted to walk off the field but he struggled to put weight on his foot which resulted in the stretcher.
Joe Schmidt, speaking to RTE after the game, confirmed that Carbery underwent an X-Ray and that it showed there was no fracture.
“With Joey, I can say there is no fracture because we’ve had him X-Rayed in there.
“He has a bit of swelling, so we will let that go down and get it scanned. If we don’t think it’s too bad, he’ll rehab in Portugal ahead of the England game. If not England, hopefully, Wales.”
Ireland travel to Portugal next week for a warm-weather training camp ahead of their next warm-up game against England on August 24.
Ireland will then play back-to-back games against Wales before departing for Japan and Schmidt is confident Carbery’s injury won’t rule him out of the World Cup.
“It’s too soon to say (for sure), but I don’t think it’ll keep him out of the World Cup.”
Schmidt also provided an update on Rob Herring who the head coach confirmed suffered a back spasm.
“Rob Herring had a bit of a back spasm, a bit of a back strain. It isn’t anything too major, not of massive concern to the medical team,” Schmidt told RTE.