Published: 12:29 | 26/11/20

Lancaster gives Furlong injury update

Leinster Senior Coach Stuart Lancaster has revealed that no timeline has been set for Tadgh Furlong's return to action as the prop continues his recovery from a calf injury.

Ireland and Lions international Furlong has yet to play since the return to action in August, but Lancaster revealed that there are no plans to rush him back.

Speaking ahead of Leinster's trip to Scarlets this weekend (LIVE on eir sport 1 this Sunday from 5pm), he said: "He’s still got a bit of work to do. 

“We definitely don’t want to rush him back until he’s ready. We want to make sure we get him right and he comes back robust. 

"He’s training fine now. He’s not training with the team but he’s in the gym and he’s active and busy all the time.

“Obviously, we want to try and get him back as soon as possible, but I certainly don’t think it’ll be in the next week or two. 

"We’re planning for…certainly not for the Scarlets game and obviously we’ve got Europe to come as well. We’ve got a week off between now and then so we’ll see how he goes in that week off.

“He’s got to do a certain number of training sessions in order for us to consider him to be available to play in Europe, to be honest. 

"We need to get that box ticked first and we’re not at that point yet.”

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