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Leinster Confirm James Lowe Shoulder Reconstruction Ahead Of New Season

James Lowe

Leinster have confirmed that James Lowe underwent a shoulder reconstruction at the end of the 2018/19 season. 

Lowe, who made 17 appearances for the eastern province in all competitions last season, had surgery soon after he featured in the Guinness PRO14 final victory over the Glasgow Warriors at the end of May.

The club have confirmed that the 27-year-old is currently in rehab and is progressing well.

James Lowe
James Lowe

Another player who underwent a shoulder reconstruction is U20 star, Scott Penny. The flanker missed out on the U20 World Championships in Argentina due to the injury and his absence was sorely missed for Noel McNamara’s side.

It is understood that both Lowe and Penny have 12 week recovery periods, which due to the extended preseason because of the Rugby World Cup, means that the duo could be available in time for the beginning of the new PRO14 season.

Elsewhere, Jamison Gibson-Park is integrating back into training following his hamstring rehabilitation and Hugo Keenan is due to reintegrate back into training this week after he suffered knee ligament damage was on Ireland 7s duty.

James Lowe
Jamison Gibson-Park

The eastern province also confirmed that Dan Leavy is progressing well from his ACL and MCL injury.

Barry Daly, who was previously absent with a collarbone injury, has completed a full return to contact training while Adam Byrne has also returned to full training after recovering from his quad injury.

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Author: Sean McMahon

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